Six-figure clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a family after a blunder resulted in the death of a young father.
Malcolm Drake passed away on Christmas Day in 2007 after contracting sepsis due to the fact medical professionals had failed to correctly diagnose his Crohn's Disease.
The 23-year-old was suffering with an abscess that had developed following a perforation in his bowel, over which he had visited North Staffordshire University Hospital's A&E department on December 22nd.
Mr Drake had also been to the department seven days previous to this but was told by a locum doctor - who did not seek a second opinion from a fellow professional - on his second visit that he merely had a muscular strain.
Fiancee Sophie Lindop commented she is angry as the couple's four-year-old son Zak "will never remember his daddy".
This comes after it was revealed that 17-year-old Sophie Tyler has been left paralysed when an epidural was left in her spine for two days after a routine operation at Birmingham Children's Hospital.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson