Man wrongly told he was dying gets £175k
BELEAGURED Basildon Hospital bosses have paid £175,000 out in compensation after a man was wrongly diagnosed with leukaemia and told he had just a year to live.
Anthony Moore, 46, was actually suffering peripheral neuropathy, which is damage to the central nervous system.
It is believed to have been caused by prolonged and unmonitored administration of Linezolid – a drug used to treat MRSA – at the hospital.
Medics had earlier wrongly diagnosed MRSA in an infected wound and treated it with Linezolid.
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