The family of a West Midlands man is to receive GBP 3.2 million after he was left severely brain-damaged by medical delays.
Mark Thomas developed an ear infection that led to meningitis in 2002, after which he had blood tests at Walsall Manor Hospital.
However, doctors did not review his results for five days, which led to him suffering brain damage with severe short-term memory problems, meaning he will never be able to work or live alone without assistance.
"It is so upsetting to think that all the plans and ambitions he had as a young lad will now never be realised," commented his mother Elaine.
Mr Thomas’ family has now received a GBP 3.2 million injury compensation payout from the hospital, which will help to cover the cost of caring for him in the future.
It follows news that six women who were wrongly told that they did not have breast cancer due to screening errors are seeking injury compensation from Accrington Victoria Community Hospital in East Lancashire.