Fenland Widow Receives £100k In Medical Negligence Claim

A woman from Fenland has received medical negligence compensation of £100,000 for the death of her husband.

Ian Jardine died as a result of a coronary thrombus in 2009. He had complained of chest pains but was instead diagnosed with just muscle strains, despite health workers allegedly having a number of opportunities to accurately diagnose his condition.

Mr Jardine was told to take indigestion medication and painkillers, despite suffering from chest pains for at least seven days and visiting his GP twice.

The East Midlands Ambulance Service NHS Trust and the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Kings Lynn NHS Foundation Trust admitted liability in the clinical negligence claim and the parties reached an out-of-court settlement. A medical negligence compensation claim was also brought against his GP, but no negligence was admitted and the case was not proven. The payment was awarded to his widow Sharon.

A spokesman for Queen Elizabeth Hospital expressed the hospital’s apologies to the family of Ian Jardine and expressed its regrets for the shortcomings Mr Jardine experienced in his care.

An East Midlands Ambulance Service spokesman also offered the organisation’s “sincere apologies”.

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