Hospital Board Agrees On Compromise Settlement with Wrexham Family

.

Hospital Board Agrees On Compromise Settlement with Wrexham Family

After a long gruesome battle in the courts, justice has finally been given to the parents of the six year old girl who was left severely brain damaged due to medical negligence of health board. Parents of Kate Pierce have won their claim against Betsi Cadwalader University Health Board (BCUHB), who has agreed on the 75% responsibility for the claim. It has also been approved by the Judge at Mold County court.

The girl was merely nine months old when she developed life threatening infection called pneumococcal meningitis. After she was taken to the Wrexham Maelor Hospital, she was wrongly diagnosed for viral tonsillitis. After few days, her condition deteriorated, following which she was again taken back to the hospital. Later she was diagnosed with meningitis at the Alder Hey children's hospital in Liverpool, but had suffered severe brain damage till that time. Her condition is so worse right now that she need 24-hour care. She is more or less deaf and blind and has a chronic lung disease along with severe epilepsy.

Although the claim has been settled and both the parents as well as the BCUHB have come to a compromise agreement, another hearing is due in court to decide on the amount that has to be paid. The solicitor representing the parents confirmed that the figure would be in seven digits.

The father of the child, Mark Pierce said, “Kate’s life expectancy has been severely reduced and we have had to spend six years of that precious time with her battling with the [health] board”. He was also was very categorical in stating that he hoped that the health board has learned their lesson and they would ensure that no other life is ruined due to their negligence.


Latest News

Apple releases new app for Apple TV --- ‘iBooks StoryTime’
Al Gore wants to work with Trump to tackle climate change
Martian show home opened at London’s Royal Observatory
Apple officially starts selling refurbished versions of previous iPhones
Google Capital re-branded as ‘CapitalG;’ Snapchat added to its list of investmen
Facebook
White House’s plans for "digital transition" between Obama administration and ne
Microsoft's first desktop computer --- ‘Surface Studio’
Professor writes ‘prank’ physics paper using iOS autocomplete
Twitter plans to shrink its workforce by about 8%
Elon Musk talks about SpaceX’s plans to test ITS’ huge fuel tank at sea
Hackers cut access to some of the world's best known websites on Friday