A mother curls up in agony on a hospital floor, days before she died from a treatable condition.
Margaret Lamberty had been admitted with chronic stomach pain that turned out to have been caused by a blood clot – a problem she had suffered from before.
But her family claims doctors ignored their warnings and failed to carry out the proper tests.
The clot on her bowel was only found when her condition swiftly worsened and she was taken to another ward, where she died the next day.
Daughter Laura, 28, claimed the 45-year-old was ‘abandoned’ after she was initially admitted – and had to crawl down a corridor to beg for help when her cries went unanswered.
‘If they had treated her for a blood clot earlier then she would still be here today,’ she said. ‘She was in so much pain. I pressed the buzzer to call for a nurse and we waited 30 minutes. We told the doctors over and over again she suffered from blood clots but they simply ignored us.’
Mrs Lamberty, a mother of four with eight grandchildren, was rushed to A&E at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire when she collapsed at home in Stoke on April 27.
Blood tests, CT scans, X-rays and a laparoscopy came back clear and she was sent to a ward to await further examination. Her death from multiple organ failure came three days later.
The family have formally complained and an inquest is to be held.
A spokesman for the hospital offered ‘sincere condolences’.
29 May 2014 | 10:09 pm – Source: metro.co.uk