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Posted on 25th May 2018

Hospital Admit Care Failings After Cancer Misdiagnosis

A patient of Bradford Royal Infirmary has been given just four years left to live in a terminal cancer diagnosis after hospital failings meant an ovarian cyst turned into cancer. The patient, who has seven children and one grandchild, went to the accident and emergency department of Bradford Royal Infirmary because of abdominal pain.

During her admission in the accident and emergency department, the patient received a scan which showed an ovarian mass. Doctors identified this, but no follow up appointment was made.  As the doctors did not schedule an appointment to remove the mass, it continued to grow. It wasn’t until a year later that the patient had surgery to remove the mass.

After surgery, it was found that the mass was cancerous and that the cancer had spread to her lymph nodes. As a result of the delay in treatment, the cancer is terminal with an estimate of four years left to live.

The Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust launched an investigation as a result of this incident and found a number of failings. To begin with, there was a failure to recognise and monitor the borderline cyst. There was also a delay in arranging surgery to remove it. As a result, the patient has to undertake gruelling treatment. Thanks to medical negligence lawyers, the trust has admitted liability of care.

Now that the hospital has admitted liability, there is a case to receive the financial support that the patient requires for her treatment battle.

What Negligence Claimline say

Cancer must be diagnosed early to ensure the best chances of recovery. In the case of the patient above, her treatment was not prioritised, and now her and her family will have to suffer the consequences. If you or a loved one has suffered as a result of cancer misdiagnosis, then it is your right to seek justice and potential compensation. At Negligence Claimline, we can help. Tell us your story today and receive a free 24-hour claims assessment.