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Young boy dies following tragic catalogue of errors

The report published by the Parliamentary Ombudsman into the death of 3 year old Sam Morrish is truly shocking.. and heartbreaking.

A young boy of 3 years died as a result of a “catalogue of errors” by up to 4 organizations who failed to respond to his symptoms.

The investigation concluded that had the little boy received the appropriate care he would be alive today. this must be unbearable for his family to hear.. and why did it take 4 years to complete the investigation?

We have recently heard reports from Chief Executives of various healthcare trusts pledging to be more open when mistakes are made in order to lesson the distress to families. This is to be welcomed and clearly it will benefit everyone to admit failings and learn from them to try and avoid similar situations occurring in the future.

We at Thorneycrofts specialize in clinical negligence claims and we have noticed a move towards more openness from the National Health Service Litigation Authority (NHSLA), but there is still such a long way to go.

If you have concerns with regards to treatment you or a loved one have received or as to how your complaint to the hospital is being dealt with, and the time it has taken, call one of our team who will be happy to advise you further.

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