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Oakwood Solicitors successfully represents Haydon Croucher Medical Negligence case

13:56, 13/5/2022

Home » News & Knowledge » Oakwood Solicitors successfully represents Haydon Croucher Medical Negligence case

Oakwood Solicitors has, through will and determination, secured settlement for Tracey Furness in this very sad and distressing claim.


Tracey’s son, Haydon Croucher, committed suicide in November 2019 and the Hospital Trust has confirmed that her son would not have died had they not been negligent.


The Trust have admitted failings in the following:

  • Failure to admit the Deceased into the Hospital
  • Failure to consider the Mental Health Act
  • Failure to Risk Assess the Deceased and manage the risks
  • Failure to develop, implement and review a person-centered care plan
  • Failure to implement a crisis management plan
  • Failure to discharge the Deceased without a plan or discussion with the family or GP


Haydon Croucher Medical Negligence


It is deeply upsetting to know that a person has sadly died due to the failings of the Hospital Trust and to know that his death was avoidable. Oakwood Solicitors achieved settlement for Tracey above the expected value.

Oakwood Solicitors gave a voice to Tracey when many other firms were not able to get through the inquest and the clinical negligence action. We pride ourselves on going above and beyond for our clients.



The ITV News interview with Tracey Furness, Haydon’s mother, can be seen here.


Press roundup

This list will be updated should more news outlets cover this topic:

MK Citizen – 11/05/22 – article

BBC News – 12/05/22 – article

NHS Foundation Trust – 12/05/22 – statement

Head Topics -12/05/22 – article

ITV News – 13/05/22 – article



Further reading

Medical Negligence – Oakwood Solicitors



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