Case studies - A&E claims

A&E claims - Failure to diagnose tear in aorta, leading to death – £165,000

45 year old Tom Bailey was taken to hospital by ambulance in the early hours of the morning suffering with severe chest pains. He was diagnosed with gastroenteritis, a urinary tract infection and benign positional vertigo. He was prescribed antacids and anti-emetics and sent home. A few hours later, his wife took him to A&E as the pains in his…

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