Cancer patient given false diagnosis
A hospital has been found to have given out repeat misdiagnosis reports to patients, according to a recent report commissioned by University Hospitals Bristol NHS Foundation Trust.
More than two dozen patients who had come in for cancer diagnosis between 2004 and 2008 were told that they did not have the condition when they actually were affected.
Such cases of misdiagnosis would be seen as medical negligence and lead to a substantial compensation claim for the individuals and their families.
The Hospital sent apologies to the people who had been affected and also the Trust’s Chief Executive said: “I sincerely regret that there have been any patients harmed at all. I also apologise for the fact that, as the inquiry has found, we did not promptly and thoroughly investigate concerns about our services at the time that those concerns arose.”
He also said: “If we had done, it is clear that professional and public confidence in our services could have been maintained and an inquiry of this scope and cost could have been avoided.”