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Posted on 21st March 2018

Radiotherapy Accident Leaves Man With Brain Damage

A 40-year-old man has been awarded a £7 million compensation package from the NHS after he received twice the intended dose of radiotherapy. The man was 19-years-old when the man had surgery for a brain tumour. While the operation was successful, he was then referred to The Christie hospital for radiotherapy.

While receiving radiotherapy at The Christie, there was a calculation error. The man received double the recommended amount of radiotherapy. This radiation overdose caused a brain injury and neurology problems. After the mistake, the man had problems with his speech, memory, dexterity and mobility.

Twenty years later, London’s High Court ruled in favour of a pay-out. The man has received a lump sum as well as an annual payment to cover the cost of care. The NHS trust apologised for the ‘disastrous error’ which lead to significant long-term problems. They have also employed checking systems to reduce the risk of this error from reoccurring.

For the parents of the man, the compensation does not help to reduce the years of suffering the patient was left with. However, the money does pay for the best possible care and secures his financial future.

What Negligence Claimline say

While compensation cannot change the consequences of a medical mistake, it can significantly help to make sure that patients receive the best possible care and to ensure they have financial stability if needed. If you have suffered as a result of medical negligence, then you may be entitled to seek compensation that can help you to get your life back on track.

At Negligence Claimline, we have a team of experienced solicitors who have expertise in medical mistakes and can help you to fight for the compensation you deserve. Operating on a no win, no fee basis, you have nothing to lose. To find out if you have a right to claim, get in touch with the team now for your free 24-hour claim assessment.