22 August 2011
Woman wins £500k clinical negligence compensation
Clinical negligence compensation worth £500,000 has been awarded to a woman following the poor treatment of an infection resulted in her needing to stay in hospital for two-and-a-half years.
Angela Banks eventually had to have part of her femur removed after pressure sores on her buttock resulted in an infection spreading to her pelvis and thigh after undergoing an operation that failed to cure the illness.
Medical professionals at the Royal Victoria Infirmary - and institution managed by the Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust - have now admitted liability for this on the grounds they did not diagnose the problem early enough.
Ms Banks - who was born with spina bifida - told the news source her experience has been "soul-destroying" and described being in hospital for 30 months as "worse than being in prison".
"I've been left with a considerable scar which is now prone to further pressure sores," added the 49-year-old.
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Posted by Trusha Vyas
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