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Jane Harrop Died Due to GP Negligence

By Senior Associate, Clinical Negligence

I was saddened to hear of the death of Jane Harrop aged 30, after a delay in diagnosing and treating a virus that caused inflammation of the brain.

An Inquest into the death recently took place at Birmingham Coroner's Court. Jane had been to her GP on numerous occasions complaining of headaches but the GP did not order further investigation and diagnosed her as suffering from depression.

Eventually Jane was referred to Good Hope Hospital where the Inquest found that a brain scan was delayed by 5 days. A transfer to the brain unit at nearby Queen Elizabeth Hospital could not go ahead due to a lack of beds. Jane sadly died on 19th February.

As a Medical Negligence Solicitor I have dealt with numberous GP negligence claims, where patients present time and time again with symptoms which require referral to hospital but vital signs are missed and the opportunity for treatment therefore compromised.

I have also dealt with a number of medical negligence claims against Good Hope Hospital, which comes under Heart of England NHS Foundation Trust. In fact I would go as far as saying that I have pursued more medical negligence claims against this Hospital Trust than any other.

Nisha Sharma is a Medical Negligence Solicitor at Slater and Gordon Lawyers in London.

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