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conscious suffering

(11 Posts)
funnyperson Sun 11-Nov-12 01:27:31

does anyone have experience of how to gather evidence of conscious suffering and sue the nhs for the distress caused by it

ClareMarriott Sun 11-Nov-12 10:32:37

You'll have to give us a few more details because what you mean by conscious suffering

funnyperson Mon 12-Nov-12 21:56:24

suffering while semi conscious eg half sedated on a ventilator

ClareMarriott Tue 13-Nov-12 07:10:31

If being put a ventilator was a necessary part of any treatment you were receiving whilst in hospital I would have thought that if it is unlikely you can sue the NHS for any distress caused by it . Had you been able to alert any nurses to the discomfort you were experiencing?

funnyperson Sun 25-Nov-12 06:02:19

Yes, alerted nurses

ClareMarriott Sun 25-Nov-12 07:04:27

So what are you saying they actually did wrong/ could have done better ?

funnyperson Sun 25-Nov-12 08:04:45

could have recognised that my father was in pain and provided pain relief

funnyperson Sun 25-Nov-12 08:05:17

using national guidelines

ClareMarriott Mon 26-Nov-12 08:26:50

Ah, it's your father you are talking about . Sorry to ask this, but is he alive or did he die ? If the latter, does he want to sue the NHS or do you want to do it or do it on his behalf and again, what did they actually do wrong ?

funnyperson Mon 26-Nov-12 21:32:44

Alive
On his behalf
Left him in severe pain unecessarily for days by not following national guidelines for pain relief.

Betelguese Sat 01-Dec-12 21:39:53

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

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