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Family receives £225,000 after father dies

Family receives £225,000 after father dies

A mother has been awarded £200,000 and her son £25,000 after her husband died as a result of hospital negligence, the Evening Standard reports.

Debra Luck, who had launched a high court action following the death, settled the case when the trust offered her the money without accepting liability.

Ian Luck, her late husband, died after suffering a heart attack when a duodenal ulcer ruptured at the Princess Alexandra Hospital in Harlow in Essex.

According to Ms Luck, medics had left him for hours to lie in agony prior to his death, which, she believes, could have been prevented if the hospital had performed surgery instead of treating him with drugs.

Additionally, a reported lack of staff had meant that he was forced to vomit on the floor and wet the bed in the hours leading up to his death.

Commenting on the events, Ms Luck stated: "Those last days of his life were a living nightmare I never believed I'd experience in a British hospital."