A woman in Portsmouth who suffered brain damage following surgery at the now-closed Royal Hospital Haslar in Hampshire has received GBP 3.45 million in injury compensation.
Grannia East, 44, was the victim of a catalogue of medical errors when she underwent routine treatment for gallstones in 2001.
She suffered complications after surgery, leading to a cardiac arrest, leaving her wheelchair-bound and with memory and concentration problems.
The Ministry of Defence, which was responsible for the hospital at the time, initially refused to pay out, but a Court of Appeal ruling decided that it should pay out injury compensation GBP 3.45 million to fund her round-the-clock care needs.
"We have had a very hard fight getting compensation for Grannia but we have a magnificent legal team who fought brilliantly for us all the way," Ms East’s husband Shawn commented.
It follows news that a police officer is seeking injury compensation from Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust over what he claims was a misdiagnosis that led to the amputation of his leg.