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Leigh Day settles more Mid-Staffs cases

Apology and compensation for families affected by Mid-Staffordshire ill-treatment

Stafford Hospital

10 August 2010

Following a recent meeting with Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust Frances Swaine and her team including solicitor Emma Jones, have agreed a settlement on behalf of some 60 families whose family members experienced ill-treatment at Stafford Hospital.  The claims were all brought under the Human Rights Act and alleged that the poor treatment that the mostly elderly people received at Stafford Hospital directly caused, or hastened their deaths, or hastened their deaths through gross and degrading treatment.

In March 2009, the Healthcare Commission published a horrifying report into the care and treatment being provided at Stafford Hospital. It was estimated that between 400 to 1200 people had died unnecessarily between 2005 and 2008 due to the “appalling” standards of care provided at the Hospital and detailed many stories of patient abuse and neglect.

Significant amounts of compensation were achieved for families and each of our clients will also receive an apology from the new chief executive of the Mid Staffordshire NHS Trust.

15 nurses have been suspended for failing to improve standards at Stafford Hospital and one manager has been disciplined.  The head of legal services was sacked in Jun 2010.

For more information about a potential claim please contact Emma Jones on 020 7650 1200.

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