Michael Darnley was wrongly told he faced a five-hour wait for a head injury at the Mayday Hospital in Croydon, south London, in May 2010.
He went home and suffered a bleed on the brain which left him with left-sided paralysis.
The Supreme Court ruled the giving of such information to be "negligent".
Deborah Blythe appears in BBC News saying "this was the first case involving compensation for an injury caused by a receptionist giving misleading information at A&E."
Head-injury man wins 'unique' NHS payout is available to read on the BBC News website.
Deborah is a partner and head of the clinical negligence and personal injury team. Deborah specialises in complex and high value claims and has particular expertise and interest in cases relating to birth related brain injury in babies, the treatment and diagnosis of many types of cancer particularly breast cancer, and dental claims.