In a recent case of hospital neglect, it was seen that a patient had been misdiagnosed to have a urine infection, when he was suffering from a fractured spine. The man’s condition worsened so much so that he was left in a wheel chair.
The name of the man is Andrew Downes and he has finally won the lawsuit he had lodged against the Dudley Group NHS, for negligence. He is 61-years-old and the Russell’s Hall Hospital had misdiagnosed him of urine infection and weren’t able to diagnose his fracture in the spine back in the year 209.
“I was put on morphine for the pain which left me disorientated and drifting in and out of consciousness and one time I woke up and I had lost all feeling in my legs”, he revealed.
He revealed how the hospital had been incapable of making out what his problem was and treating him for the wrong disease. This throws light on another case of hospital neglect that has caused a lot of problem for the patent in the long run. There is need for efforts to be made for helping in the reduction of such cases in the time to come, so that patents don’t have to suffer further.