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5 August 2010 / personal-injury-news
A man who was misdiagnosed with leukaemia and told he had just one year to live has won £175,000 in compensation. Anthony Moore, 46, made a medical negligence claim against Basildon Hospital in Essex after a string of mistakes led him to believe he was suffering from cancer. In fact, Mr Moore was suffering from nerve damage as a result of prolonged and unmonitored administration of the antibiotic Linezolid, which he had been prescribed when diagnosed with MRSA – also a faulty diagnosis.
Mr Moore’s symptoms, including damage to the nerves in his limbs and a nerve palsy in one knee, were later found to be the result of peripheral neuropathy, otherwise known as nerve damage, a condition which may be permanent. Mr Moore said that, as a result of his condition, he is now unable to do certain types of work because of the difficulty of climbing ladders. He added that thinking he had only one year to live has left him with a psychological scar.
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