- A British girl has been awarded a £39 million ($48.3 million) settlement after all her limbs were amputated.
- Her family said she was unfairly discharged from the hospital and later developed sepsis.
- Her injuries and disabilities were described by the family’s attorney as “completely preventable with proper care”.
A British girl has won a 39 million pound ($48.3 million) settlement after all her limbs were amputated after she was wrongfully discharged from hospital.
Lawyers for the unnamed girl said she was taken to Frimley Park Hospital in Surrey, southeast England, with a high fever, drowsiness and vomiting, I mentioned the metrowhich are described as “red flags for meningitis and sepsis,” According to BBC Newsbut sent away with paracetamol.
Her parents returned to the hospital when her condition worsened, where she was diagnosed with meningococcal sepsis and later suffered multiple organ failure.
Elizabeth Ann Gumbel K. The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) said that the girl underwent amputation of her legs above the knee and amputation of her arms above the elbow.
Her family argued that if she had been treated immediately with antibiotics, she would not have been so ill and could have saved her limbs.
Metro reported that the hospital trust admitted liability before the High Court in London on Friday.
Gumbel described the girl as “extraordinarily brave” and said she “managed at school to do well academically”, according to the BBC.
According to the BBC, her injuries and disabilities were described by family lawyer Deborah Nadel as “completely preventable with proper care.”
The NHS Trust has accepted responsibility for the young girl’s condition, with Bradley Martin KC, who represented the Trust, saying: “No amount of money can truly compensate for her injuries.
The girl would receive part of the settlement in a lump sum, and the remainder would be paid annually for the rest of her life.
A spokesperson for the NHS Trust told the BBC: “We are extremely sorry for the plaintiff’s injuries, and we understand that no amount of money can fully compensate them.
“However, we are pleased that the settlement has been agreed, and we hope that the agreed damages will ensure that the plaintiff can live as independently as possible in the future.”
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