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Complainant Name:
Mr Lester Millington

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: Sunday Mirror

Complaint:

Mr Lester Millington complained that an article about his son Matthew, a soldier, had contained the inaccurate claim that hospital errors were responsible for his death. In fact, the coroner found that he had died from complications of transplant surgery and immuno-suppressive drug treatment.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper published the following clarification:

For the record

On October 11, 2009 we stated that hospital errors killed Matthew Millington, a soldier who died last year following an NHS lung transplant. In fact, the coroner concluded that he died from complications of transplant surgery and immuno-suppressive drug treatment. No blame was attached to Papworth Hospital for failing to spot the tumour in the transplanted lungs, and Matthew's parents wish us to point out that they have nothing but praise for the hospital and its staff.

Date Published: 80



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