Veronica was suffering from dizziness and low back pain, vomiting, fever and was shivering vigorously. She was seen by a deputising GP on two occasions and was told that she had flu.

She did not improve and called her own GP two days later, who arranged emergency admission to Whipps Cross Hospital.

Initial investigations indicated pyelonephtritis, but the surgeons proceeded to perform a laparotomy to exclude appendicitis and sepsis.

They also failed to institute antibiotics until the day after Veronica’s admission. Had Veronica been admitted to hospital two days earlier and treated correctly, she would not have suffered such a severe kidney infection, renal scarring or loss of kidney function.

A settlement was agreed in the sum of £25,000, plus costs.


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