Stroke victim paid £350K after warfarin withdrawn
A Greater Manchester woman who had a stroke after she was taken off blood-thinning drugs has been awarded £350,000 compensation from a hospital trust.
Anne Olliver, 66, from Altrincham, was taken off the drug warfarin while at Wythenshawe Hospital in 2007.
The former librarian suffered a stroke in November 2010 when a blood clot travelled from a chamber in her heart to her brain.
Mrs Olliver said she had been left so incapacitated by the stroke she was now unable to carry out "even the simplest of tasks".
A statement from the University Hospital of South Manchester Trust said: "The trust accepts that there were failings in the standard of care provided to Mrs Olliver, and apologises unreservedly."
30 Sep 2013