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Malcolm Drake death: Compensation over Crohn's disease error

The family of a man from Stoke-on-Trent who died after a life-threatening illness was misdiagnosed as a groin strain has received a six figure settlement.

Malcolm Drake, from Blurton, saw doctors four times before his death on Christmas Day 2007.

The 23-year-old had Crohn's disease but was told he had a muscle strain.

Earlier this year, NHS Stoke-on-Trent admitted that a second opinion would almost certainly have saved his life.

Claire Marshall reports.

  • 01 Sep 2011
  • From the section Health