Amy Carter
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Payout for family after Amy Carter's hospital death

The parents of a Worcestershire 15-year-old who died from septicaemia have said they are "bitterly disappointed" a hospital trust has not fully accepted responsibility for her death.

Amy Carter, from Stourport-on-Severn, died in 2009 after being discharged from Worcestershire Royal Hospital.

Tom Riis-Bristow, a solicitor from Irwin Mitchell, argued that had Amy remained in hospital she could have been treated with antibiotics.

Her parents have won an undisclosed settlement from Worcestershire Acute Hospitals NHS Trust.

Amy's father, Richard, said: "We are bitterly disappointed [the trust] didn't fully accept any responsibility for what happened to our daughter and were unable to provide us with any detailed explanation of what went wrong."

Penny Venables, the trust's chief executive, said a "full investigation" had been carried out and found "at all stages of her hospital stay, Amy received appropriate care".

  • 26 Jun 2014