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A 24 year old woman was awarded 2.5 million pounds when she suffered brain damage. The woman had successfully undergone surgery to remove a brain tumour and had a great prognosis. During her recovery, her medication was changed and she increasingly suffered epileptic fits. A 3 hour delay to arrive at ICU after one particular fit let to irreversible brain damage.
Source: summary of medical news story as reported by BBC News UK Edition
About: Medication change and lack of monitoring result in permanent brain damage
Date: 3 Nov 2003
Source: BBC News UK Edition
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