Our client, Mrs X, sadly lost her daughter, Y (a minor) aged 4 as a result of a failure to diagnose pneumonia and MRSA.
On 23.07.13, Y was seen by her GP practice as a result of vomiting and a temperature for the preceding 24 hours. Mrs X was advised to take Y to the hospital should her symptoms fail to improve.
Y’s symptoms did not improve and she was taken to the hospital on 28.03.13. However she was discharged the following day with a prescription for ibuprofen.
On 30.07.13, Y’s symptoms deteriorated and she developed a rash. She was taken to the hospital. Y was discharged the same day with a prescription for Piriton and a diagnosis of a respiratory disorder was made.
On 01.08.13, Y’s symptoms worsened and she was rushed to the hospital with shortness of breath. Within hours of arrival, Y appeared to be in a septic shock and her health deteriorated significantly. Y suffered a cardiac arrest and sadly passed away.
This was a challenging and difficult case as no amount of damages can compensate for the loss of a loved one. Moosa-Duke Solicitors fought the case for 3 years. The hospital did not admit liability however we were able to secure a five figure settlement for Mrs X.