£90,000 recovered for misdiagnosis of facial skin cancer

£90,000 recovered for misdiagnosis of facial skin cancer

Our Client, Mr H, attended his GP and the Dermatology Clinic at the QEQM numerous times with a suspicious skin lesion on his nose. A biopsy was taken, results of which showed actinic keratosis (a pre-invasive form of skin cancer). Unfortunately this did not pick up the squamous cell carcinoma (cancer) present and so it took 5 more months before Mr H was correctly diagnosed, in which time his cancer had progressed to stage 2.   Continue reading this article

Bowel Cancer Fatality Case Settles for £110,000

Bowel Cancer Fatality Case Settles for £110,000

Our client, a 70 year old man from Hailsham, in East Sussex, died in May 2013, from rectal cancer, following serious errors at Eastbourne District General Hospital, the responsibility of East Sussex Healthcare NHS Trust.

Our client was referred to the hospital late in 2007, with an altered bowel habit and abdominal pain, following which he underwent colonoscopy in December 2007.  This revealed a small tumour in the sigmoid colon, which biopsy showed to be cancerous, together with a benign polyp in the rectal region.Continue reading this article