A London woman has been awarded a multi-million pound compensation package, after doctors failed to recognise that she was suffering from pneumonia.
This is Local London is reporting that twenty six year old Morwenna Ganz, from Teddington, who was just fourteen years old at the time of the incident, suffered severe brain damage when she slipped into a coma, after being taken to the hospital, by her worried parents.
Before being admitted to the hospital, Morwenna had been seen by doctors from a surgery in St Marks Road, Teddington, who failed to diagnose pneumonia and wrongly assumed she was suffering from a viral illness.
With the help of her parents Miss Ganz launched a claim for medical negligence compensation against the doctors involved, arguing that her brain damage could have been avoided, had her condition been diagnosed and treated earlier.
The High Court in London ruled in favour of the Ganz family and Morwenna was awarded a multi-million pound compensation package, the exact amount of which has not been disclosed.
Miss Ganz who is unable to speak but can communicate through sign language and computer technology, intends to use the compensation to pay for vital specialised equipment and to fund her twenty four hour, round the clock care, that she will require for the rest of her life.