WE OBTAINED EXPERT EVIDENCE THAT IMRAN'S CONDITION SHOULD HAVE BEEN DIAGNOSED EARLIER THAN IT WAS AND WE SECURED DAMAGES FOR HIM.
Imran was born in January 1989. In early March 1997 his mother noticed that he had difficulty moving his head and holding his head up. He was also complaining of bad headaches and was being sick. She took him to his GP who referred him to hospital to see a paediatrician.
He saw the paediatrician three weeks later. The paediatrician did some investigations including barium meals and x-ray investigations but did not properly examine his eyes. She should have looked at the optic fundi. Two weeks later his teacher asked the school’s optician to see him. The optician was worried about the pressure in his eye and referred him to hospital.
He had further tests which showed raised intracranial pressure (raised pressure within the brain). This was caused by a tumour at the top of his spine. He was sent to Frenchay Hospital and had emergency surgery to his brain and spine. The tumour was removed but sadly he has been left blind.
We obtained expert evidence that his condition should have been diagnosed earlier than it had it been, he would have been able to see normally. We obtained damages of £650,000 to help him get the support and care he will need in the future.
All names have been changed to protect the identities of the individuals