Family of ‘back from dead’ Prestonpans gran to sue NHS

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The family of a Prestonpans grandmother who suffered serious brain damage when medics wrongly pronounced her dead is to sue the NHS.

In what could be one of Scotland’s largest compensation cases, Lorna Baillie could expect a settlement of £5 million, according to specialist injury lawyers.

Mrs Baillie was ruled technically dead by doctors after she suffered a heart attack in 2011 and her life support was switched off.

It was only when her family intervened and convinced doctors that she was still breathing some 45 minutes later that treatment immediately restarted.

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