Compensation for Alicante woman's family

SIXTY THOUSAND EUROS compensation is to be paid to the family of a woman who died in Alicante just hours after being discharged from hospital.

The court has ordered the compensation after the 49 year-old went to the General Hospital of Alicante with severe abdominal pain and respiratory problems. She explained to doctors she had been constipated for 15 days but was released that same day. She died five hours later of a perforated colon.

The daughter of the victim claimed medical malpractice saying her mother did not receive the necessary tests which ultimately could have diagnosed her condition and saved her life.

The court agreed a CAT scan would have shown the problems and awarded the daughter compensation.

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