Substantial clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a pensioner following a major medical blunder.
The anonymous 74-year-old underwent an operation in December 2004 to have her entire stomach removed after professionals at Cannock Chase and Stafford General Hospitals wrongly diagnosed her with cancer.
She had several tests to determine her illness and was informed she had contracted the potentially life-threatening disease, but, after she had the total gastrectomy, was then told this had been a mistake.
Consequently, the woman took legal action against the Mid Staffordshire General Hospitals NHS Trust and has now been awarded an undisclosed sum of damages for her ordeal.
However, despite agreeing to pay this figure, the body has refused to accept liability for the misinformation.
This comes after the nearby University Hospital of North Staffordshire NHS Trust faced a clinical negligence compensation sum of £400,000 from Annette McMullan after it also misdiagnosed her with cancer.
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Posted by Chris Stevenson