Master G was 8 years old when he suffered an appendicitis. He was taken to his doctor and hospital on several occasions but the diagnosis was not made. At some stage during the period of delay the appendix ruptured and became gangrenous. When the diagnosis was eventually made Master G underwent surgery, which needed to be repeated twice due to extensive infection. Master G was also fed nasogastrically for a period in Intensive Care. He made a full recovery.
Settlement was agreed at £16,000 which reflected the fact that some suffering is always likely to have occurred given the original appendicitis and the uncertain timing of the rupture.