A Birmingham man claims he got paralyzed from the waist down minutes after receiving a clean bill of health from the Queen Elizabeth Hospital. The freak accident left the man unable to care for himself and his two children.
Birmingham Man Said He Had to Move in with a Friend after the Accident
Meet Chris Benton, a 28-year-old Birmingham resident, and father of two. Mr. Benton’s life took a completely different turn at the beginning of May, shortly after being admitted to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
In a recent interview granted to a Birmingham news outlet, Mr. Benton declared that his tragic story began on the 2nd of May. He told the reporter that he was at home, with his father and two kids, when he experienced an epileptic seizure. His father dialed the emergency number. An ambulance arrived at the man’s Longbridge home and later transported him to the Queen Elizabeth Hospital.
Chris said that given the severity of his seizure, the doctors had decided to keep him overnight for observation. He received a letter of discharge on the 3rd of May and asked to vacate the hospital bed.
Despite Chris telling his doctors that he still feels weak, they were adamant about their decision. The Birmingham man stepped out of the hospital, took a few steps, and lost consciousness. He remembers waking up in the resuscitation room, where the doctors told him that he had another epileptic seizure.
Regrettably, during the latest epileptic bout, Mr. Benton fell and hit his head on the pavement. Even more regrettable is the fact that this freak accident left him paralyzed from the neck down.
Benton declared that after the accident he had to leave behind his apartment and move in with a friend since he lives on the 7th floor. The man’s now thinking about suing the hospital for discharging him too soon.
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