The amount of compensation that can be claimed in a clinical negligence case is based on the level and extent of the pain, suffering and loss sustained; the amount of damages that can be awarded will therefore vary hugely from case to case. Compensation for the preventable death of a high-earner with dependants i.e. a spouse or young children, can be very substantial. For example, we have had a case of this nature that achieved a million pounds in compensation. Similarly, there are cases where the damages that can be claimed have little or no value whatsoever.