Over the years AvMA has supported numerous patients and their families, affected by medical accidents, providing them with free and confidential advice and support.
Here you will find a small collection of some of our patient stories, all of which underline the vital importance of patient safety and justice.
We are grateful to those families we have worked with and who have given us permission to share their stories.
If you have been helped by AvMA and would like to share your story
please contact us.
Errors in prescribing led to George’s death after he suffered head injuries following a fall
Heather suffered permanent damage as a result of negligent treatment in hospital
Lyndsey died following medication errors and a failure of the ambulance pre-alert system
Two year old Chloe died after a major teaching hospital failed to diagnose meningitis
A mistake when inserting a medical implant led to years of additional suffering and pain for Rod
When the hospital ran out of a vital medication, Stuart suffered fatal muscle damage and kidney failure
Following the death of his mother, Richard campaigned for improved safety and continues to call for better end of life care
Ruth’s son was left with devastating disabilities following a badly mismanaged labour
A GP’s prescription mix up led to the death of a young boy from asthma
Short staffing and delays in treatment highlighted in the death of a baby girl
Misdiagnosis and the insertion of an unnecessary chest drain led to the death of an elderly man
Surgical errors led to Mr B’s death following an operation for oesophageal cancer
Lisa talks about the help she received from AvMA after her husband Paul died from an overdose of medication