Children granted medical negligence compensation

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A five-figure compensation settlement is to be awarded to two children after it was decided that medical negligence was the cause of their father's death.

Charlie Lowden passed away at the age of 20 after doctors at Wansbeck General Hospital did not spot the fact he had developed a post-operative blood clot.

Consequently, his biological six-year-old son Carlton and four-year-old daughter Sarah will now receive £35,000 each in damages from the Northumbria Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust when they turn 18.

Mr Lowden's mother Lynn, who is the children's paternal grandmother, explained that she rejected the group's initial compensation offer on the grounds that it failed to recognise the needs of both Carlton and Sarah.

The compensation has now been agreed, but the woman went on to say she sees it as an "insult" to her son's memory that the trust has still not formally apologised for its errors.

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21/06/2012 16:51