19 February 2010
Man left paralysed by hospital mistakes receives compensation
A man who suffered medical complications as a result of mistakes made by doctors has been awarded compensation.
In December 2004, Colin Freeman was admitted to Frimley Park Hospital - which was established in 1974 and provides services to a population of around 400,000 - after being referred by his GP, gethampshire.co.uk reports.
The 44-year-old was subject to a series of errors made by staff at the facility during his ten-day stay.
Three weeks later, he suffered a stroke at home which left him paralysed on his left side.
This meant he was unable to return to work as a scientist at Farnborough defence company Qinetiq.
The hospital admitted liability in the case and, in a new development, Mr Freeman has agreed to an out-of-court settlement.
In a statement, Frimley Park Hospital NHS Foundation Trust remarked: "We are pleased that a settlement has now been reached, although of course we appreciate that no amount of financial compensation can restore Mr Freeman's previous life."
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