A toddler spent a night in agony after bungling doctors sent him home from hospital without realising he had broken both his wrists.Source: Evening Standard
Three-year-old Regan Mercer was taken to a hospital's accident department by his mother after he hurt his arms falling downstairs at home. Doctors at Mayday Hospital in Croydon X-rayed only one arm, saying they did not like to expose children to too much radiation. Medical staff then put a plaster cast on his right arm and sent him home.
He was in so much pain during the night that his 33-year-old mother, Angela Doherty, took him back the next day when doctors realised their mistake. Hospital chiefs have launched an investigation...
Saturday, 13 March 2010
Posted by Mark Wadsworth at 00:05