The family of a man who died seven days after undergoing a routine clinical procedure has been awarded a five-figure medical negligence compensation award.
According to the Manchester Evening News, 60-year-old Chris Harper passed away following a hip replacement operation he had at Trafford General Hospital - part of the Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust, which cares for around 320,000 people annually - in March 2007.
It was revealed that Mr Harper was not treated quickly enough by staff at the institution when he complained of suffering chest pains following the surgery.
He subsequently died from a blood clot and his relatives have now won an undisclosed settlement for their bereavement.
The man's widow Patricia told the news source that she "couldn't believe it" when Mr Harper died.
"It's devastated our family … And to think he could be with us today if he'd been given the proper medical care makes it even more difficult to cope with," she added.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett