A Colchester woman has won the right to seek injury compensation after she suffered a stroke which a court ruled could have been prevented.
Samantha Cole was left unable to walk properly and lost the feeling in her left foot after she was hit by a severe stroke in 2004, the Gazette reports.
Prior to the stroke Ms Cole had visited an accident and emergency ward complaining of headaches, dizziness and sickness, but she was not given any treatment.
Later the 30-year-old mother asked her GP to make a home visit as she felt too unwell to go outside, but he failed to refer her to the hospital.
After a judge agreed that Ms Cole’s stroke may have been prevented with earlier medical intervention, she has won the right to seek a compensation claim for clinical negligence.
Last month the Maldon and Burnham Standard reported that a woman who suffered a massive stroke following a car accident was due to be awarded a seven-figure compensation sum.