An NHS hospital is facing a £100,000 compensation claim for clinical negligence after a boy was left disabled following treatment there, a report has stated.
According to the Northampton Chronicle & Echo, the parents of nine-year-old Thomas Musgrove are to sue Northampton General Hospital - which has more than 600 beds and employs over 3,000 people - for an incident in which their son developed several debilitating problems.
The child now has cerebral palsy, a speech disorder, possible visual issues and learning difficulties after he was initially admitted to the healthcare facility in December 2002 with an unknown illness.
He had been born five weeks prematurely in June 2001 and it was consequently decided that he should have his blood pressure monitored regularly.
However, this did not happen when he was taken to the hospital on that occasion and he then suffered a stroke due to high blood pressure after it was found that one of his kidneys was bigger than the other.
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Posted by Richard Saunders