Clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a haulier after doctors failed to diagnose the fact he had a broken neck following a road traffic accident.
According to the Coventry Telegraph, professionals at the University Hospital in Coventry - which is managed by the University Hospitals Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust, a body set up in 1992 - wrongly informed Gary Rickard he merely had whiplash after a crash in June 2007.
Consequently, Mr Rickard continued with his normal life suffering pain from the fracture for a period of five months after the incident.
He had to be cut free from his vehicle after colliding with a tree on the A5 road before being taken to the medical institution, where he was told he had no serious injuries.
However, months later, after Mr Rickard continued to complain of severe pain, the break was finally spotted and he then had to undergo three operations to fix the problem.
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Posted by Francesca Witney