Clinical negligence compensation is being sought by an ex-paramedic after a blunder during an operation left him with a serious head injury.
John Tunney had part of his brain removed while undergoing a surgical procedure to take out a tumour in his pituitary gland at the Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry in 2008 due to a mistake by medical professionals there.
As a result of this error, the 63-year-old, who is from Sutton Coldfield, now needs permanent care and supervision and is also partially sighted.
The University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust - which was established in 1992 - has now accepted its negligence is the reason behind these health problems, meaning Mr Tunney is set to receive a significant damages settlement from the body.
Pamela Tunney, the man's wife, observed: "John's brain injury has had devastating effects on him ... to know it was all entirely avoidable is extremely upsetting."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas