12 July 2011
Teenager seeks £200k clinical negligence compensation
Compensation of £200,000 is being pursued by a teenager from her GP on the grounds of alleged clinical negligence.
According to online resource This is Wiltshire, Gaynor Salmons has issued a writ to the High Court in London claiming that she eventually contracted rare bone disease mastoiditis due to the fact that her doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat her persistent ear infections.
As a result of this alleged negligence, the 18-year-old now suffers from "extensive visual loss and hearing loss", as well as regular headaches after being told by Dr Kevin McBride - who practises in Warminster - that her burst ear drum in 2004 was normal following an instance of glue ear.
However, the writ noted that the professional failed his patient insofar as he did not recognise that the condition had progressed to mastoiditis.
This comes after the Tottenham & Wood Green Journal reported recently that Summerlyn Farquharson is seeking compensation in excess of £300,000 on behalf of her son who is disabled due to complications at his birth.
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Posted by Richard Saunders
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