Fatal Accident Claims – Death by 999
We are all aware of Government cut back over recent times. But when cut back cause unnecessary deaths we have to sit up in society and take action.
It is recorded that almost two patients die a month on average due to the failings of the ambulance service following a 999 call.
Main Causes of Death Following a 999 Call
It appears that many deaths are cause by:
- Delays on getting to the patient in a timely manner;
- Failure to recognise the severity of symptoms.
The findings follow the Coroner’s reports in England & Wales who have now written to the ambulance services or call handlers over eighty times to warn them they they need to make changes to prevent future deaths; essentially turning an accident into a fatal accident claim.
If a friend or family member has been involved in something similar or was sadly killed due to another person please contact us for immediate and sympathetic advice and assistance. No matter how small the query, were are here to help.
Posted: September 15, 2017 at 9:21 pm