Widower awarded negligence compensation

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A widower has been awarded medical negligence compensation after taking legal action against the GP he believes to be responsible for his wife's death.

Eunice Marshall passed away at the age of 36 in January 2006 just two days after Dr John Hardman had assessed and diagnosed her with a windpipe infection, the Daily Record reports.

However, it later became clear that Mrs Marshall had been suffering with pneumonia, which eventually proved fatal when she collapsed at home.

It has since been confirmed by two separate medical professionals that her life could have been saved had she been taken to hospital after Dr Hardman's examination.

Rab Marshall, Eunice's widower, told the news source his wife had been feeling ill for around two weeks before complaining of shooting pains in her chest, which led to out-of-hours GP Dr Hardman visiting their home in Midlothian.

Mr Marshall has now been awarded an undisclosed sum of damages after the professional's insurers admitted liability.

Recently, the News & Star reported that Janet Peacock is pursuing damages of up to £50,000 from NHS Cumbria after an alleged blunder during an eye operation.

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20/10/2011 16:23