Substantial compensation has been awarded to a woman on the grounds of clinical negligence following errors committed while she gave birth to her son.
According to the Daily Mail, professionals at New Cross Hospital in Wolverhampton failed to properly close the womb of Kelly Sutton after she had delivered her son Daniel via caesarean section there in July 2006.
Due to this mistake, Mrs Sutton lost huge amounts of blood and needed a transfusion of 33 pints of blood in emergency surgery, which resulted in doctors having to remove her womb in order to save her life.
Therefore, along with husband Timothy, the 31-year-old has received a six-figure sum of compensation from the Royal Wolverhampton Hospitals NHS Trust, a body that employs around 5,000 staff and treated in excess of 670,000 patients in 2008-09.
"It was devastating and still is. It never goes away. I think about what happened every single day," Mrs Sutton said.
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Posted by Cheryl Bennett