Undiagnosed acute cardiac condition leading to cardiac arrest and brain damage – £2,219,489

Mrs Palmer arrived at work at the antenatal clinic where she worked as a midwife and felt unwell. She was pale, had palpitations and was sweating profusely and her colleague, a consultant obstetrician, asked for a medical registrar to be called to see her. No-one responded and Mrs Palmer was left alone in a room. When a health visitor checked up on her, she had suffered a cardiac arrest and had collapsed on the floor. She suffered severe brain damage and was unconscious in ITU for several days.

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