Sophoullis Kyriacou and his daughter Nikki left their pug Neville with the friend while Nikki, who has a muscle weakening condition, was undergoing a blood transfusion at a hospital in Oxford.
But four days later Neville was discovered dead on the Hapton bypass just yards from junction eight of the M65.
Now Mr Kyriacou, of Sunny Bower Close, Blackburn, has been awarded £1,000 after taking the case to the county court.Now, you might wonder at the sort of chap who asks a friend to do him a favour and then sues that friend when an accident occurs.
Wonder no more:
Sophoullis Kyriacou pursued a claim against East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust arising out of the circumstances leading to the death of his wife, Maggie, 48, in August 2011 from multiple organ failure.
The dad-of-one claimed during a 10-day hospital stay the care his wife received immediately before her death fell below what he expected.
Although not admitting liability, trust directors agreed an out-of-court settlement.
Mr Kyriacou said he had been fighting for justice for five years and ‘no amount of money could make up for what happened’.Really? Seems money is quite useful. Not as useful as having your lawyer on speed dial, clearly!