Brain-damaged woman wins multimillion-pound compensation claim

A woman who has been left with a ten-minute memory because of brain damage has won her compensation claim against the doctor and hospitals which misdiagnosed her.

Cristina Malcolm collapsed with a severe headache in July 2002 but was declared well by medical staff.

Two weeks later she suffered a serious haemorrhage and underwent surgery to remove half a litre of blood from her brain.

She is now unable to remember anything for more than ten minutes.

Husband Sandy instructed Irwin Mitchell to make the compensation claim against Dr James Harrison of Chevely Park Medical Centre in Durham, Durham and Darlington Acute Hospitals NHS Trust and Newcastle upon Tyne Hospitals NHS Trust.

More than GBP 4 million has been awarded, which will ensure Mrs Wilson receives life-long care.

A ten-year-old boy has also been awarded a compensation claim for hospital blunders this week.

Harry Snowdon was starved of oxygen during birth, leaving him brain damaged.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19413598-ADNFCR

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