09 August 2011
Family awarded £300k compensation after father's death
Clinical negligence compensation of more than £300,000 has been awarded to a man's family after he died from a blood clot following misdiagnosis at a hospital.
According to the Daily Mail, Mark Bonehill went to Hull Royal Infirmary - an institution managed by the Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust - due to the fact he was suffering pain in his calf in September 2008.
However, doctors decided the 42-year-old father-of-three was fit to return home and did not call him back for further consultation, even though it was thought he was at "medium risk" of developing a clot as he had deep vein thrombosis.
He then passed away three weeks later after the problem spread to his lung and his family have now been handed significant damages by the organisation.
Karen, Mr Bonehill's widow, commented: "What is so hard to deal with is the fact his death was entirely avoidable ... the compensation won't bring Mark back."
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Posted by Chris Stevenson
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