Teenager seeks £200,000 in clinical negligence claim
- AuthorJudith Thomas-Whittingham
A teenager has filled for legal action against her GP on the grounds of clinical negligence after contracting a rare bone disease which was not properly diagnosed.
Gaynor Salmons is claiming close to £200,000 in compensation after issuing a writ to the High Court claiming that she contracted rare bone disease mastoiditis because her doctor failed to properly diagnose and treat her persistent ear infections.
According to This is Wiltshire, as a result of this alleged negligence, the 18-year-old now suffers from "extensive visual loss and hearing loss", as well as regular headaches.
Her doctor, Dr Kevin McBride - who practices in Warminster – has since revealed that her burst ear drum in 2004 was normal following an instance of glue ear. However, the writ noted that the professional failed in his duties as he did not recognise that Gaynor’s condition had progressed to mastoiditis.
If you’ve been let down by your doctor, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. We have a team of expert clinical negligence solicitors who will be able to advise on the prospects of your case. For more information and advice on how to file a claim, contact us on 0844 245 6602.
By clinical negligence solicitor and Stephensons’ Partner, Louise Griffiths