A great grandmother has died as a result of the failure of doctors to administer a safe dosage of paracetamol.
Cynthia Shearer overdosed after being admitted to Royal Shrewsbury Hospital for a fractured hip.
To ease her pain doctors gave Ms Shearer 85 per cent more than the recommended safe dosage of painkillers during her first 48 hours in hospital and 20 days later she died of multi-organ failure.Wrong Drugs
Mr. X developed a throbbing headache and muffled hearing. Over the course of the next few days his symptoms worsened. He attended the out of hours GP clinic at his local Hospital and was seen by the Doctor who diagnosed him with otitis media and prescribed antibiotics. The following morning Mr.X fell unconscious. He was taken to Hospital where he was diagnosed with pneumococcal meningitis.
Mr.T began suffering pain in his back and shoulder and went to Hospital. His condition worsened over the course of the next 48 hrs to the extent that he had no feeling or sensation from the waist downwards. One of our panel was instructed to make a claim for compensation on the basis that the MRI scan should have been undertaken earlier.
One of our panel was instructed to pursue a claim against a Primary Care Trust for failing to provide appropriate mental health care to Mrs H Husband.
Mr A called his GP out to him home address on numerous occasions complaining of acute severe lower back pain. He had numbness in both legs and difficulty going to the toilet. The GP indicated he would arrange for an MRI scan. A few days later he was so concerned that his GP was failing to act promptly; he called an ambulance and was taken to hospital. An urgent MRI scan revealed that urgent surgery needed to be performed but the client was left with permanent nerve damage.
Mrs C underwent surgery for the removal of her gallbladder. During the procedure the she suffered an inadvertent injury to her gallbladder causing a bile leak. She had to be readmitted to hospital where an abdominal ultrasound confirmed she was suffering from a biliary leak. She underwent further surgery to allow the bile to flow. This subsequently had to be repeated on a further three occasions.