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Child brain damaged by meningitis receives £5.5m payout

Meningitis is every parents worse nightmare, we are all made aware of the danger signs , a high fever, floppy body, stiff neck, discomfort with the light and finally the rash that won’t go away when a glass is pressed against the skin.

Whilst the illness is still relatively rare, the symptoms can vary in every sufferer and so it can be hard to spot for a non-medically trained person but hospitals are now geared up to be on the lookout for this devastating illness.

A mother has spoken out about her ordeal after a hospital doctors failed to diagnose her daughters meningitis which led her to develop full blown meningitis, resulting in catastrophic brain damage which requires 24 hour round the clock care.

The heartbroken mother was successful in her medical negligence case against the hospital and received a £5.5 million payout to help with her daughters ongoing care however she claims that she ‘will never forgive’ the Hospital staff:

“There’ll always be a big part of me that will stay bitter for the rest of my life, because I have to watch her every day live the life she’s not meant to be living,

“You trust the doctors, you trust these people and they do let you down.

“At what point is this going to change? They need to do something about it.”

Money is often no consolation for such a tragic incident but sadly medical negligence like this does sometimes happen and the compensation is invaluable when it comes to providing support to the injured party and their family. If you have been unfortunate enough to have experienced a traumatic experience in hospital then contact us now at Thorneycroft Solicitors today for a free no-obligation assessment of your case on 0800 1979 345 or complete our online enquiry form.

Our medical negligence solicitors are dedicated to maximising the compensation for medical negligence available on a no win – no fee basis.