Medical negligence compensation claims in the UK

Medical negligence advice 

Pharmacy Legal

Medical negligence compensation claims in the UK

Hospital bosses apologise for failures after man dies from appendicitis

Thu, 05/26/2011 - 11:49 -- martinn

Managers at a Wakefield hospital have admitted that their care of a man who died from appendicitis had not been good enough and have apologised to his family.

John Longmore, 81, died at Pinderfields Hospital eight months after an operation where a surgeon was supposed to remove his appendix but failed to do so. He underwent keyhole surgery at the hospital in August 2009 but, instead of taking out his appendix, the surgeon just removed tissue from the surrounding area leaving him at risk of developing infections. However, despite tests revealing the error, the hospital did not review his condition and in March last year he was re-admitted with acute appendicitis and subsequently died.

Professor Tim Hendra, medical director at The Mid Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust, which includes Pinderfields, said that the trust had apologised to Mr Longmore’s family and that it was deeply sorry for the distress. He added: “The care provided to Mr Longmore fell below the high standard that we aim to provide and we are commissioning an external investigation to review the treatment. We will use the findings of the investigation to learn lessons, take any necessary action and respond accordingly.”

http://www.yorkshireeveningpost.co.uk/news/latest-news/wakefield_hospital_botched_op_review_1_3398476

If you feel you have been the victim of a negligent act by a medical professional you should seek legal advice and we will speak to you informally and without charge to determine if your case should proceed. You have nothing to lose in making the call. Please contact us on the telephone number below or complete the enquiry form.

Contact us here or phone 0113 320 5000 for immediate legal advice on medical negligence 

Our service is nationwide and our experts are helping people everyday in Newcastle, Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, Nottingham, London, Bristol, Cardiff and many other UK locations.