We settled a claim for substantial damages against NHS Direct following the misdiagnosis of swine flu and the wrongful prescription of Tamiflu by an NHS Direct call centre set up specifically to deal with swine flu.
The claimant, who was suffering from a common cold, suffered a severe reaction to the Tamiflu known as Stevens–Johnson syndrome (SJS). It was initially misdiagnosed as scarlet fever and led to toxic epidermal necrolysis (TEN). This consisted of the blistering and loss of skin over the entirety of her body including her eyes and tragically led to the loss of her sight.
Settlement was reached a week before trial.