Negligence in diagnosis of child’s appendicitis


We are currently representing a minor in a case involving alleged failings in the diagnosis of appendicitis in April 2012. Our client was admitted to hospital over the Easter weekend, and despite the clinicians raising a suspicion of appendicitis from the outset, there were significant delays in any form of investigation.

As a result of the delays, our client’s condition deteriorated and his appendix perforated. When surgery was carried out five days later, a significant amount of sepsis was found. He had to undergo open surgery and endured a prolonged period of recovery.


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