A Hospital Trust has paid £1.7 million in compensation after multiple failures to diagnose a brain haemorrhage.
Miss C attended the Defendant Hospital complaining of having experienced a popping sensation in her head, followed by migraine, confusion, disorientation and photophobia.
An MRI scan was interpreted as reassuring and Miss C was subsequently discharged with medication to treat a migraine. Hospital procedures for outpatient review were not followed and as a result Miss C was allowed home without any arranged follow up.
The following week Miss C attended the Hospital on two further occasions. Her condition had deteriorated and she was complaining of headaches, leg pain, numbness to the face and sluggish pupils.
Unfortunately on each of the three visits to Hospital, the diagnosis of a haemorrhage was missed.
Four weeks after she first attended the Hospital, Miss C was found collapsed at home. On arrival at Hospital she was immediately diagnosed with a subarachnoid haemorrhage and transferred for neurosurgery. Miss C was left with brain damage.
Axiclaim’s Solicitors represented Miss C in a clinical negligence claim against the Hospital Trust. Their investigations revealed that, with the appropriate care, Miss C’s brain injury would have been avoided. With the help of her Solicitors, an out of court settlement was agreed in the sum of £1.7million.
Miss C’s Solicitors ensured that the settlement included provision for the essential care and assistance Miss C would require in the future and funds for occupational therapy and neurological physiotherapy, as well as much needed aids and equipment which would assist with her day to day life.
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