The NHS is facing a medical negligence claim in excess of £300,000 from a widower whose wife died three weeks after undergoing surgery.
According to the Devon Herald Express, Kay Jones passed away after she had an operation at the Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital in February 2008 to treat her Crohn's Disease.
Mrs Jones died from a blood clot on her lung after the procedure, which has resulted in Geoff Jones, her widower, launching a legal claim against the Northern Devon Healthcare NHS Trust, which was established in 1991 and treats a population in the region of around 165,000 people.
The High Court writ issued against the organisation stated that Mrs Jones suffered from cold limbs and breathlessness after her operation, but was not correctly diagnosed by a visiting health care worker.
Mr Jones told the news source: "I don't feel that we were listened to or given the correct medical advice."
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett