S v University Hospital of Morecambe Bay

6 September 2014

The claim involved the alleged failure of the defendant hospital to diagnose and then treat an infected abdominal aortic aneurysm which failure led to the claimant’s husband’s death.

Liability was denied and expert evidence from several specialisms was required. The Deceased had been self-employed running a highly-profitable snack van business.  He had not paid tax. There were allegations relating both to the claimant’s knowledge of the illegality and that the accounts were fabricated since the income was so large.  Accountancy evidence was required both as to the income that would have been received after tax and data analysis in relation to whether the accounts were fabricate.  The case was compromised for a significant sum.