Friday, 11 June 2010

Coma patient’s diamond necklace ‘went missing in hospital'

A patient is suing a hospital after her unique £50,000 diamond necklace vanished while she was in a coma. Psychologist Dr Valerie Stewart realised her 3.5 carat pendant was missing when she regained consciousness after six days.

The 65-year-old said the jewel, which was presented to her by the black community for her work in South Africa during apartheid, was 'irreplaceable'. 'If necessary I'm going to issue court proceedings. I'd rather have the necklace – it was the most precious thing I've ever had – but I'm not just letting it go,' said Ms Stewart.

X-rays prove she was wearing the chain when she was admitted to Yeovil District Hospital, in Somerset, following a fall at her home but it is missing in later scans...
Source: The Metro

3 comments:

JuliaM said...

How do they get away with refusing compensation, I wonder?

Mark Wadsworth said...

Accuse her of lying?

Marlen said...

Wedding ring is the most important part of the wedding ceremony. I think it's better to buy diamond in advance to avoid problems