Man considers injury compensation claim over wife’s death

The husband of a woman who died three days after an operation in Staffordshire is considering pursuing injury compensation over the incident.

Sheila Cope, who was 57 at the time, died last year after an operation to fit a stomach peg at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire, after she was diagnosed with cancer of the tonsils and tongue, the Sentinel reports.

Her widower, Tony Cope, believes that his wife should not have been discharged so soon after her operation and also expressed anger that it took an ambulance more than an hour to reach his home.

"Sheila had been diagnosed with cancer but we were told she had another three years or more after treatment," he told the paper.

"She went into the operation in reasonable health then died three days later."

It follows reports in the Express & Star that Worcester Royal Hospital is to pay out a six-figure injury compensation sum after hospital chiefs admitted liability for a pensioner’s death.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19545914-ADNFCR

Man considers injury compensation claim over wife’s death

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