Ethel Sanders, an 85-year-old from Burntwood, was admitted to hospital for keyhole surgery to treat colovesical fistula, a painful condition which can affect the bladder and colon. A two-month delay in Mrs Sanders receiving surgery left her suffering, and when surgery was finally carried out, it was performed negligently, leaving her with a tear to an ovarian vein. Mrs Sanders was left with internal bleeding and her deteriorating condition was not spotted by doctors until the following day. Further surgery was carried out, but it was too late and a week later, she died of internal bleeding and blood poisoning.
Her daughters, Sandra Neal and Linda Ward, are ‘deeply concerned’ about the standard of care their mother received. Mrs Ward commented, “From start to finish my mum did not receive an acceptable level of care and it is simply not good enough.”
Dr Craig Stenhouse, the Trust’s medical director, said, “We completely accept that the quality of care provided was inadequate and we have taken immediate action to make changes.”
Medical negligence caused the death of Mrs Sanders, and if you have been affected by medical negligence, you may be able to make a claim for compensation.
Has medical negligence affected you?
Medical or clinical negligence is a broad term – here are just a few examples of what could constitute medical negligence:
- Failure to diagnose patient
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Delay in providing treatment or providing the wrong treatment
- Failure to monitor a pregnancy
- Surgical errors
If you or someone you love has been affected by medical negligence, you’ll need the services of a reputable personal injury lawyer. They’ll be able to determine whether negligence has actually occurred, and if it has, they’ll work on your behalf to get you the compensation you deserve.
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Date Published: October 8, 2014
Author: David Brown