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A hospital Trust may now face a medical negligence claim from the family of a deceased man after he died following misdiagnosis by doctors at an NHS hospital.
Daren Hooper, 42, was at work when he collapsed due to an unknown illness, as reported in the Daily Mail.
After being rushed to the hospital, doctors dismissed Mr Hooper's symptoms as gastro-oesophageal reflux, prescribing him simple antacids to calm his stomach. Less than 24 hours later the father-of-three collapsed and died after a massive Aneurysm that filled his chest with blood.
Doctors were told by a Coroner at the Inquest that a relatively simple CT scan should have been ordered and that even though he was relatively young to have a heart attack or Aneurysm, his symptoms were serious enough for the scan.
The inquest into Mr Hooper's death heard that a CT scan would probably have saved his life. His family now have more than sufficient grounds to claim medical negligence compensation from the hospital.
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