06 May 2010
Mother wins compensation in medical negligence case
A mother has succeeded in securing compensation after her child died during heart surgery.
In 2004, Shara Vines' 11-month-old son Jaidon underwent an operation at John Radcliffe Hospital in Oxford, the Daily Mail reports.
She claims her suffering was made worse when she found out that doctors at the medical centre - which opened in the 1970s and is located in Headington - had not fully informed her of the risks involved in the procedure.
Also, she learned that her child had not been given the correct post-mortem.
Days before a hearing was set to take place, the hospital admitted liability and paid compensation to her of over £100,000.
Ms Vines now intends to take the details of her son's case further.
She stated: "I am taking my evidence to the General Medical Council, which I should have done a long time ago and will keep fighting."
A spokesman for the John Radcliffe Hospital said he could not comment.