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Syringe mix-up led to brain damage and a possible £24m payout

BMJ 2014; 348 doi: (Published 28 January 2014) Cite this as: BMJ 2014;348:g1202
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. 1BMJ

A 13 year old girl left with serious brain damage after her right internal carotid artery was mistakenly injected with glue in a mix-up over unlabelled syringes has received what will be one of the biggest medical negligence settlements in the history of the NHS in England if she lives into her 60s.

Maisha Najeeb, aged 10 at the time, was undergoing angiography and embolisation treatment for …

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