Prisoner awarded €500,000 for medical misdiagnosis

Inmate suffered severe disabilities due to delay in treatment, says court

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The Supreme Court found that doctors of the Alhaurín de la Torre prison failed to diagnose the inmate's condition Photo: CDSN

THE Supreme Court has awarded €500,000 compensation to a prisoner who was left severely disabled following a misdiagnosis by doctors at the Alhaurín de la Torre prison.

The court found that, had the correct diagnosis been made, the man could have received earlier treatment, with a “high probability” of avoiding or minimising the resulting disability.

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