A London businessman, who suffered a life changing brain injury due to medical negligence, has been awarded £2.35 million in compensation.
Sixty two year old Charles Organ, from Coulsdon, in Greater London, had been taking part in a charity bicycle ride from London to Brighton, when he was thrown from his cycle and suffered a serious head injury.
He was initially treated at a hospital in Brighton but was later transferred to the Charing Cross Hospital, where he was given anticoagulants in order to thin his blood, this catastrophic decision led to Mr. Organ suffering a bleed to the brain, which left him requiring twenty four hour round the clock care.
The Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust, who run the hospital apologised to Mr. Organ and his wife Susan and admitted that hospital staff had been negligent by taking the decision to thin his blood when it was dangerous to do so.
Following a hearing at the High Court in London, Mr. Organ was awarded £2.35 million in medical negligence compensation and will receive £300,000 per year to pay for the cost of his ongoing care.
Mrs Organ speaking after the court hearing stated that her husband’s condition had been improving and no one expected him to leave hospital in a wheelchair unable to eat or drink, she added that everyone makes mistakes but in this particular instance, national health guidelines had not been followed.