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Irvine Simmonds: Family of pensioner who died after falling 12 times in NHS care to sue trust

The heartbroken family of a pensioner who died after TWELVE falls in NHS care are to take legal action .

Irvine Simmonds, 88, died following the accidents after he was admitted to hospital for a hip replacement – after he had already taken a fall at home. Daughter Janet, 61, and son-in-law Joe Oliver, 60, were “devastated” by Irvine’s death from a bleed on the brain and pneumonia caused by the falls, two months after he was admitted in September last year, and have confirmed they will lodge a claim. Mr Oliver said: “We’re appalled and feel incredibly let down by what can only be described as an astounding failure in the hospital’s duty of care. “My wife and I are devastated by our loss, and our only hope is that following this verdict, sufficient action will be taken so as to ensure no other family has to go through this.”

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http://www.mirror.co.uk/news/uk-news/irvine-simmonds-family-pensioner-who-5767248

 

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