Fatal accident claim. Deceased suffered grossly obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA) and required continuous positive airways pressure (CPAP) device nightly. He was admitted for appendicectomy on 13.08.02 but there was a failure to provide CPAP equipment during recovery. Deceased suffered cardiac arrest and died on 15.08.02.
Claimant was mother of deceased. She was 70 years old and brought a dependency claim for Deceased’s assistance with daily chores and financial support. Liability disputed. Out of court settlement: £75,000.