Brain damaged man wins GBP1 million compensation

More than £1 million in injury compensation has been awarded to a Shields man following a medical negligence claim.

Forklift truck driver Joseph Neale was awarded the compensation by Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation after doctors twice failed to treat him for a head injury, the Shields Gazette reports.

Mr Neale’s GP gave him an emergency referral to North Tyneside Hospital after he was injured in a fall from a skip in 2002.

Medical staff at the hospital discharged him without treatment twice before sending him for a scan which revealed a brain haemorrhage, following which he was left with a serious brain injury.

"It is incredibly distressing to see someone you love in that condition, but for it to have happened as a result of someone else’s errors makes it even more galling," Mr Neale’s daughter Helen Todd told the paper.

It follows reports this month that a nine-year-old boy from Milton Keynes was awarded more than £8 million for spine and brain injuries caused when he was accidentally run over by his father in the family car.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19145850-ADNFCR

Brain damaged man wins GBP1 million compensation

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