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Compensation secured in David Fuller case

Our Medical Negligence & Inquests team have recently settled the first of a series of cases arising out of the offences of David Fuller; convicted murderer and necrophiliac.

In 2021, he was convicted of the 1987 murders of two young women in Kent. His conviction eventually came about due to DNA evidence. As police searched his home, they found more than 100 recordings of Fuller sexually abusing female corpses in the morgue at Tunbridge Wells Hospital, where he worked as an electrician from 2007 until his arrest in 2020.

Such was the scale and depravity of Fuller’s offences whilst an employee at this NHS hospital, an independent investigation was initiated by the Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust, and the government has since commenced a full independent inquiry, which is still ongoing.

How such horrific offences were able to go undetected for so long is of deep concern. The families of those abused by Fuller have been identified wherever possible, and many of those families have sought justice and compensation for the offences of David Fuller. Whilst there have been no formal admissions of liability, the hospital Trust and Department of Health have worked with claimant firms to develop a compensation scheme for the victims.

Fosters Solicitors are instructed on a number of these cases, and our Head of Medical Negligence & Inquests, David Gabell has recently confirmed settlement in the first of these.

No amount of compensation will ever be enough to take away the pain and distress these family members have experienced in the knowledge of what David Fuller did to their loved ones.” Explains David.

“It goes beyond comprehension. However, the compensation now available does at least provide the families with some level of closure on what has been a terribly traumatic period in their lives.”

If your family has been personally affected by this case and you would like to understand your potential eligibility under the compensation scheme, please get in touch with David and his team on 01603 620508 or by emailing them directly.

This article was produced on the 30th March 2023 by our Medical Negligence & Inquests team for information purposes only and should not be construed or relied upon as specific legal advice.