A woman who was forced to wear an MRI bracelet in hospital after she suffered a brain haemorrhage while watching her daughter play with a magnet in her arm has described the experience as the worst she has ever experienced.
Sarah Wainwright, 60 , of Goring, Surrey, said she had undergone surgery to remove a piece of metal that had lodged in her brain, which left her unable to move and unable to talk.
She said she felt “like a piece was falling off my neck”.
Sarah Wainsby Sarah Wainerwile, 60 Sarah Wainedy, 60 and her husband Richard Wainwile in a 2009 file picture.
They suffered brain havnachemic episode after watching their daughter play a game of magnetic pickup with a ball, which she had placed in her left arm.
“I felt like I was falling into a hole.
I could hear the metal, the noise,” she said.
“Then I felt something coming out of my arm.
It was a magnet.
I felt a little bit of pressure, and it went up and hit me in the head.”
The woman said she screamed, but was too afraid to cry.
The pain was so intense that she was unable to open her eyes, and when she tried to stand she fell backwards.
“It was the worst pain I had ever felt in my life,” she added.
The couple said the incident had left them in “shock and a little broken”. “
As soon as it got past the point where it felt like my brain was starting to hurt, it started to fall away and I realised I was in a hole and I couldn’t get out.”
The couple said the incident had left them in “shock and a little broken”.
“It just felt like the worst thing ever,” she continued.
I feel completely helpless, and I don’t know what to do. “
This has made us very, very angry.
In 2010, a jury acquitted the couple of manslaughter, and in June this year they received a total of £2,700 compensation. “
If it had been me, I would have been devastated, but we are not that poor, we don’t live in poverty.”
In 2010, a jury acquitted the couple of manslaughter, and in June this year they received a total of £2,700 compensation.
The case was adjourned until September because the family needed to wait for results of an MRI.
Sarah’s husband, Richard, said they were not surprised by the verdict.
“We were really expecting to get £5,000 or £10,000, so I am quite surprised at how little they got,” he said.
He said they had been told by the NHS that the court case would be adjourned for a couple of weeks to give them time to think about it.
Sarah said the medical professionals in charge of the case had “never really been clear” about how she felt.
“They didn’t explain what happened, or what was wrong with her, or where it was coming from,” he added.
Richard Wainer said his wife was still suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder.
“She’s still not able to do anything else,” he explained.
The case sparked a debate on the use of magnetic bracelets in the UK, and concerns were raised that the bracelet was being used in an unregulated way. “
But we have been through a lot, and this is something that will hopefully bring her a little comfort.”
The case sparked a debate on the use of magnetic bracelets in the UK, and concerns were raised that the bracelet was being used in an unregulated way.
A report published by the Institute of Psychiatry in 2016 found that there were over 1,300 people who had had their magnetic bracelet removed or fitted by a doctor in the United Kingdom.
The report, Magnetic Banditry, found that over 80 per cent of these patients reported pain relief.