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Widow receives £70,000 for an accident abroad

10 June 2010

Our client was a widow whose husband died from Legionnaires disease contracted on board on a cruise.

Retired Robert Heath became ill the day after he returned from the cruise which ended early due to an outbreak of the potentially fatal bacteria on the ship. He visited a doctor after his holiday however he was prescribed antibiotics and sent home again. His condition began to deteriorate and after speaking to several doctors, the use of antibiotics was still encouraged. Sadly Mr Heath passed away at home.

An inquest exposed Mr Heath to Legionnaires disease and found the doctors failed to prescribe him adequate medication, even though his condition was worsening. Mr Heath provided an enormous amount of support to his wife, who has health problems that limit her ability to undertake some day to day tasks. Taking this into consideration our accident abroad solicitors settled this case for £70,000 to help make it easier for Mrs Heath to cope with daily life.

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