Widow seeks compensation for hospital delays

The widow of a man who died two days after being attacked outside a nightclub is seeking compensation from the two hospitals that treated him, it is reported.

Simon Williams received brain injuries in the assault in Dudley in August 2006 and was taken by ambulance to Russells Hall accident an emergency department.

He was later referred to Edgbaston’s Queen Elizabeth hospital, where he died.

Wife Catherine accuses both hospitals of not attending to her husband quickly enough, despite his critical condition.

Solicitor Tom Cook from Kester Cunningham John explains that Mr Williams was not given a CT scan until more than seven hours after his arrival at hospital, something he say should have been done within an hour.

"Earlier diagnosis and specialist treatment before undue pressure built up on Simon’s brain would probably have resulted in his condition being managed with medication rather than requiring immediate surgery, with the much happier outcome that he would have survived," he added.

Last week, it was revealed that hotels in north Cumbria paid out GBP 5.5 million in compensation for medical blunders between 2007 and 2008.

Most of the compensation payments were made following clinical negligence claims, the News & Star reported.ADNFCR-2070-ID-19322937-ADNFCR

Widow seeks compensation for hospital delays

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