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Permanent spinal damage leads to compensation award

Permanent spinal damage leads to compensation award

Significant clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a man left with permanent spinal damage following a blunder at a hospital in Greater Manchester.

According to the Manchester Evening News, Liam Carless was taken to the accident and emergency department of Tameside Hospital - which was granted independent trust status three years ago - in 2000 after complaining of feelings of numbness in his neck in 2000.

Mr Carless - who is now 23 years old - underwent tests and x-rays but was discharged the following day with a neck brace.

However, some four years later, after he continued to suffer with the issue, it was found professionals at the institution had actually missed a case of spinal cord compression.

As a result, he will not be able to walk properly for the rest of his life and he has been awarded a six-figure damages sum from the hospital.

Mr Carless told the news source: "I wouldn't want anyone else or their families to go through what we've had to go through."

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Posted by Chris Stevenson