A man who was left with serious brain injury after doctors failed to diagnose a blood clot has won £6.3 million in brain injury compensation.
Andrew Bateman had been complaining of numerous cases of severe headaches coupled with periods of unconsciousness during November 2009. After visiting several medical staff these symptoms were not diagnosed as being caused by a blood clot. He consequently suffered an aneurismal bleed which caused him to collapse at his workplace.
This bleeding unfortunately left Mr Bateman with memory problems and loss of the ability to orientate and organise. He suffered serious frontal lobe brain injury.
It was reported that the bleed that caused these devastating injuries could have been avoided if the blood clot had been diagnosed earlier by the medical staff that saw Mr Bateman. A delay in receiving an angiogram meant that the problem was not discovered until the following devastating haemorrhage. Mr Bateman has now successfully sued the two hospitals in question (Guy’s and St Thomas’ Hospital and University College London Hospital for this negligence of failing to diagnose correctly.
The two Hospitals in question offered their apologies for the mistakes after the settlement hearing had ended. They also iterated their desire that the money awarded would help Mr Bateman to rebuild his life.