17 April 2012
Mother seeks clinical negligence damages after coma
Clinical negligence damages are being sought by a woman who fell into a coma following a misdiagnosis by doctors at a health centre in Scotland.
According to the Edinburgh Evening News, Caroline Doyle is taking legal action against the Craigshill Health Centre in Livingston after she needed emergency surgery to remove three blood clots earlier this year.
The 32-year-old mother-of-two was told by professionals at the institution - which employs seven GPs - she was simply suffering from a "sore leg" and did not need a medical examination.
Ms Doyle's request for a GP to visit her at home when the pains started in February was rejected and she subsequently had to undergo an emergency operation and almost died after being comatose for ten days.
She claims her condition would not have deteriorated to this extent had the centre sent a doctor to see her when she asked, meaning she believes she is entitled to damages.
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Posted by Francesca Witney
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