Tees settles misdiagnosis claim for £13,000

Graphs shown from medical results

An elderly man was admitted to hospital suffering from chest pains and dizziness. An ECG was performed and the assessing doctor, of a junior position, diagnosed partial heart block and a suitable treatment plan was implemented.

Unfortunately, the junior doctor’s interpretation of the patient’s ECG was incorrect. The patient’s heart had, in fact, been in total heart block – essentially it was not beating in the correct way. Treatment should have been to insert a pacemaker. 

Instead, the patient’s condition continued to deteriorate and a number of opportunities for more senior doctors to intervene were missed. The patient went into cardiac arrest three days after his admission and died.

The hospital admitted through an internal review that this patient’s treatment had been incorrect and that had his condition been diagnosed correctly he would have survived. 

We successfully pursued a claim on behalf of the patient’s estate. Liability was admitted and we recovered £13,000 in compensation.

Free, confidential advice on medical negligence

Call for a FREE initial consultation on 0333 252 5363

Alternatively, come in for a free, confidential, no obligation chat, or fill out our enquiry form and we will let you know how we can help. We can also visit you at your home if you wish.

Our medical negligence lawyers are based in:

But we can help you wherever you are in England and Wales. 

Chat to the Author, Sarah Stocker

Associate, Medical Negligence, Cambridge office

Meet Sarah
Sarah Stocker, medical negligence specialist in Cambridge
  • Areas of expertise
  • Accreditations
  • Testimonials

Related categories

Designed and built by Onespacemedia