University Hospitals Plymouth NHS Trust has been prosecuted by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) for failing in its obligations to be open and transparent. Elsie Woodfield, who was 91, died due to suffering from a perforated oesophagus during an endoscopy....
Even if we are satisfied that the medical treatment you had was sub-standard, and your problems were caused as a result of that, we have to decide how much we think your clinical negligence case is worth.
This will depend on:
- The pain and suffering caused to you, and the reduction in your quality of life; and
- Any financial consequences.
Levels of medical negligence compensation for pain and suffering will be assessed from our vast database of similar cases from all over the country, as well as Court guidelines and internal precedents. Financial damage is individual to you.