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This is for you, mum

Date published: 01 August 2014

A BOTCHED injection which changed her mum’s life forever inspired a remarkable carer to pursue a career in law to fight clinical negligence.

Determined Kendyl Moore (22), from Shaw, has now graduated with a first-class honours degree after a jab to aid a long-term problem in her mum’s back went wrong at the Royal Oldham Hospital in 2003.

Kendyl’s mother, Nicola Richardson, now has major difficulties down the right-hand side of her body.

The injection which did the damage was the sixth of seven to help her back but the needle hit a nerve during the procedure.

A settlement between Mrs Richardson and the Pennine Acute Trust was reached out of court in 2008.

Kendyl, a former Crompton House sixth-form student who graduated from the University of Huddersfield only last week, has already secured work on a training contract with Pearsons Solicitors in Ashton.

She received first-class honours and completed her Master of Law and Practice qualification even though she is a carer for her mother 19-and-a-half hours a week and had a job in retail at weekends.

Kendyl, who now lives in Royton, originally wanted a career in the police force before studying law and was accepted to do so but was put off by the two-year waiting list facing her at the time.
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Comments

An unfortunate accident but botched, I dont think so. Its easy to slag off the doctors and nurses who are underpaid and do long hours. They save thousands of lives. I hope your mum is ok and congrats on your degree.

Making a career from claiming money from the cash strapped NHS ! This is a cause for celebration how exactly?
Everyone makes mistakes from time to time, and unfortunately in medicine these mistakes can be far reaching, but I'm far from certain the answer lies in a dash for compensation.

Well done Kendyl!

Flake, I think a First Class honours Degree IS a cause for celebration and that the NHS, cash strapped or not should be held responsible when thinks go wrong. It is not always/only for money that people persue a case through court, it is also to gain recognition that something has gone wrong and that lessons are learned.

I would want Compensation for the damage she sustained' who wouldn't?
It's life changing damage not bruising.

Well said FLAKE. How many life saving operations make the news but every mistake seems to hit the headlines. Do any of you actually know how difficult it is, do any of you have the skill, bottle or desire to become a life saver, Lorraine money money money.

I would want Compensation for the damage she sustained' who wouldn't?
It's life changing damage not bruising.

"Making a career from claiming money from the cash strapped NHS ! This is a cause for celebration how exactly"

Life affecting negligence needs to be addressed and people may struggle to continue working and may require on going after care as a result.
Should people suffer in silence ?

 

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