John Whitting KC, leading Suzanne Lambert and instructed by Olive Lewin of Leigh Day, has secured a multi-million pound settlement in a missed diagnosis claim. The claimant developed a spinal cord abscess after a failure to diagnose his diabetes, leaving him paralysed from the neck down.

In 2011 blood tests taken while the claimant was at his GP surgery for a cardiovascular assessment showed raised glucose levels, but no action was taken. In August 2016 he developed severe neck pain and stiffness, and was taken to the A&E department. An MRI showed a spinal abscess compressing his spinal cord, and he underwent an emergency operation.

A claim was brought against the GP surgery and the Hospital Trust and was settled for several million pounds.

Leigh Day’s press release can be found here.