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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