A man who has been described as a ‘fighter and survivor’ has tragically died after a fall in hospital. Herbert Gale, a retired pattern cutter, was taken into hospital after a fall in his home last year. The man suffered from falls and balance problems prior to the incident and was tested in hospital where bleeding between the skull and the brain was found. The man was treated for the condition and was said to be improving with hospital staff making arrangements to have him moved into residential care. However, Mr Gale was moved from his bed to a chair where he is thought to have stood up and fallen a second time while the nurses back was turned. A second bleed between the skull and brain was found and Mr Gale died on October 5th, just over two weeks after being admitted. The man came to reside in England after his parents were killed in Auschwitz. The man’s children are now seeking legal advice regarding a medical negligence case.
Medical negligence and compensation
A fall in hospital can end in tragic circumstances like this case, particularly if the patient is already frail and suffering from an underlying condition. The level of medical care and attention given can become an issue if someone in no condition to be walking without support is left to do so. Medical negligence can involve a low standard of care given to a vulnerable patient among many other things. These may include medical misdiagnosis, a failure to adequately treat a condition, failure of delays in performing surgery, wrongful surgery or administration errors causing harm to a patient. If you have been involved in an incident involving a medical practitioner, you may be able to claim compensation, particularly if your condition has worsened or a family member has died because of the standard of care.
Evidence of medical negligence
Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm which helps victims of medical negligence to claim compensation. We will help you to obtain all of the evidence needed to support your case and will provide you with no-obligation advice in the first instance. Our no win, no fee* policy ensures you won’t suffer any further financial difficulty when you make your claim with us. To discuss your case, contact us via our website or pick up the phone and dial our free 24-hour helpline. One of our experts will be able to give you an idea of how successful your case is likely to be.
Date Published: September 19, 2014
Author: David Brown