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THE family of a promising barrister who died after a routine hospital check-up have won pounds 150,000.

Aaron Clarke-Wills, 31, suffered a fatal heart attack after being given too many sedatives.

The father of two had complained of itching in his arms and was referred to Hammersmith Hospital, West London, in 1997.

But he died after a routine exploratory endoscope went horribly wrong.

Hammersmith Hospital NHS Trust offered Mr Clarke-Wills' wife Brenda pounds 10,000 compensation.

But after a post mortem revealed the barrister had bile duct cancer, the NHS argued he would have died despite the mistake.

Brenda, of Shepherd's Bush, London, said: "They offered pounds 10,000, which I thought laughable."

Paul McNeil, the family's solicitor, said: "In the end, the settlement we agreed on was much closer to our estimate."
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Publication:The Mirror (London, England)
Date:Feb 13, 2002
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