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Widow sues NHS for £300,000 after ambulance killed husband

A widow is suing the NHS for over £300,000 after her dentist husband was hit and killed by an ambulance on a blue light call.

Dr Michael Daly, 77, was struck by the wing mirror of the ambulance in Danbury, Essex, in February 2016.

He suffered severe head injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital, in Tooting, south London, by air ambulance.

He suffered severe head injuries and was taken to St George's Hospital, in Tooting, south London, by air ambulance

Dentist Dr Michael Daly, 77, was struck by the wing mirror of the ambulance in Danbury, Essex, in February 2016. He suffered severe head injuries and was taken to St George’s Hospital, in Tooting, south London, by air ambulance

 His life support was switched off after he contracted the MRSA bug and suffered a cardiac arrest. Dr Daly's widow, Roseline Daly (left), is suing East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust over the accident

 His life support was switched off after he contracted the MRSA bug and suffered a cardiac arrest. Dr Daly’s widow, Roseline Daly (left), is suing East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust over the accident

But his life support machine was switched off four months later, after he contracted the MRSA bug and suffered a cardiac arrest.

Ambulance driver Faye Parson was cleared of causing death by careless driving by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court in July last year.

Miss Parson, 41 had denied the charge, saying the elderly dentist had stepped out from behind a van.

Mrs Daly's lawyer, Jenny Kennedy, says in the writ that she is claiming for her 'financial dependency' on Dr Daly and the 'loss of his services as a loving husband'

Mrs Daly’s lawyer, Jenny Kennedy, says in the writ that she is claiming for her ‘financial dependency’ on Dr Daly and the ‘loss of his services as a loving husband’

Mrs Daly, 77, is also claiming for her own psychiatric injuries. The writ says she 'has suffered with an adjustment disorder' due to her husband's death and 'is also suffering PTSD symptoms'

Mrs Daly, 77, is also claiming for her own psychiatric injuries. The writ says she ‘has suffered with an adjustment disorder’ due to her husband’s death and ‘is also suffering PTSD symptoms’

The mother-of-two said she was ‘absolutely gutted’ by Dr Daly’s death and the jury took just 48 minutes to acquit her.

But now, in a civil case, Dr Daly’s widow, Roseline Daly, is suing East of England Ambulance Service NHS Trust over the accident.

A writ issued at London’s High Court states that she is seeking more than £300,000 in compensation.

Ambulance driver Faye Parson was cleared of causing death by careless driving by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court in July last year. Miss Parson, 41 had denied the charge, saying the elderly dentist had stepped out from behind a van

Ambulance driver Faye Parson was cleared of causing death by careless driving by a jury at Chelmsford Crown Court in July last year. Miss Parson, 41 had denied the charge, saying the elderly dentist had stepped out from behind a van

Her lawyer, Jenny Kennedy, says in the writ that she is claiming for her ‘financial dependency’ on Dr Daly and the ‘loss of his services as a loving husband.’

Mrs Daly, 77, is also claiming for her own psychiatric injuries. The writ says she ‘has suffered with an adjustment disorder’ due to her husband’s death and ‘is also suffering post-traumatic symptoms.’

The NHS trust’s defence to the claim was not available from the court and the contents of the writ have yet to be tested before a judge.  



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