A man who was paralysed after being given unsuitable antibiotics is seeking injury compensation from the hospital that prescribed them to him.
Terry Clayton, 58, contracted pneumonia while on holiday with his wife in the Cayman Islands in 2008, the Newcastle Evening Chronicle reports.
He was admitted to the University Hospital of North Durham, where he was prescribed a week’s medication after being discharged.
However, the drugs brought on renal failure for Mr Clayton, who had a kidney transplant ten years ago.
"When I was at the Freeman Hospital I was told I had been given an antibiotic that was unsuitable for me as a person with kidney disease," he told the paper.
He is now confined to his home and can only manage to walk a few steps at a time, even after months of physiotherapy.
It follows reports by BBC News that the family of a girl left with Erb’s Palsy after her birth has received GBP 100,000 in injury compensation.