LTLPI 11.02.08 

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.