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Man awarded £500k after medical misdiagnosis

Man awarded £500k after medical misdiagnosis

Compensation of £500,000 has been granted to a man who lost his leg due to clinical negligence.

According to the Harlow Star, Russell Hession took legal action against the Princess Alexandra Hospital after professionals at the institution diagnosed him with a torn muscle when he was actually suffering with a blood clot.

The 53-year-old - who underwent treatment for a blood clot on his lung in 2004 - visited his GP in September 2010 due to the fact he was experiencing "unbearable pain" when he tried to walk and was subsequently referred to the hospital's A&E department.

He told the news source that experts there simply "did a few tests" and concluded his ailment was nothing too serious as his blood pressure, temperature and pulse were all regular.

However, the pain persisted and Mr Hession was forced to go back to hospital in a wheelchair three months later and by February 2011, he was left with no choice but to have his leg amputated.

"I was absolutely devastated to have lost my leg … I still feel angry and bitter," he added.

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Posted by Trusha Vyas