31 October 2008
NHS trust pays compensation in clinical negligence case
An NHS trust has agreed to a payout and has issued an apology to a patient who suffered as a result of mistakes made by medics.
Sandra Compton-Lock went into Pilgrim Hospital to have an operation in September 2003, the Boston Standard reports.
During the procedure, she suffered a haemorrhage which went undiagnosed and consequently untreated for several hours.
As a result, she suffered brain damage and now requires care.
During a recent hearing, United Lincolnshire Hospitals NHS Trust - which runs a number of medical centres, including Grantham and District Hospital and John Coupland Hospital - apologised and admitted liability.
The amount of compensation Ms Compton-Lock will receive was not divulged but it is intended to cover the costs of her care for as long as she lives.
Approving the settlement, Mr Justice Jack said: "[Michael Compton-Lock] and his wife now know where they are financially and I hope that all goes as well as it can go."
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