A multi-million pound sum of clinical negligence compensation has been awarded to a man who sustained brain damage after being given an overdose of medication.
The High Court in London has ruled that 33-year-old Christopher Lines is entitled to a total damages settlement worth around £6.2 million following errors made by professionals at the Lakes Mental Health Unit in Colchester in June 2008.
Mr Lines - who is now dependent on others and cannot use his arms or legs properly - was prescribed the wrong regimen of drugs by staff at the institution.
Consequently, his parents Steve and Carole took legal action on his behalf against the North Essex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, which has now admitted liability.
Mr Lines will now receive a lump sum of £2.1 million followed by annual instalments of £205,000.
His father commented: "The treatment Chris received from the medical profession was appalling. He needed their help, but they have destroyed his life."
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Posted by Trusha Vyas