A pensioner left severely brain-damaged after undergoing an operation at Epsom General Hospital has been awarded a seven-figure injury compensation payout.
The unnamed 65-year-old was admitted to the hospital for a cancer operation which, although successful in removing the cancer, gave him serious breathing difficulties resulting in oxygen starvation, This is Local London reports.
He now faces living the rest of his life in a wheelchair and will need constant care from his wife.
The Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust has admitted liability and agreed to pay out a substantial injury compensation sum, as well as annual payments to cover the cost of his care.
Speaking on behalf of the trust, Simon Credland is reported as saying: "The trust hopes that the settlement will make a real difference to both the claimant and his family for the future."
It follows news that an NHS trust who left a man brain-damaged after failing to diagnose his meningitis have paid him GBP 3.2 million in injury compensation.