Following surgery Mr Godfrey was given Phenytoin by intravenous injection into his right hand. The injection caused nerve damage and part of Mr Godfrey’s right thumb had to be amputated and his right arm was left functionless. Phenytoin in its injectible form is a highly irritant alkaline substance. It has to be injected slowly and saline must be injected beforehand to dilute it.
We pursued a claim for Mr Godfrey against the hospital because in his case the Phenytoin was not administered correctly.
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