This article was published on September 2nd, 2015
A widower has won thousands of compensation after his wife’s initial diagnoses of Swimmer’s ear turned out to be cancer.
A 67 year old woman died after an NHS consultant spent two years telling her that the tumour in her brain was ‘swimmer’s ear’ – and she was given medical drops to treat it.
Her husband appealed for an investigation which later revealed sadly that his wife would have had a “90 to 100%” chance of survival if she had been diagnosed in time but instead she died because of medical negligence.
The NHS Health chiefs later admitted negligence and gave her husband an out of court settlement and an apology for her death.
The heartbroken husband commented: “If they’d picked it up at the start she’d still be with me.”
“That’s what I’ve got to live with now – knowing that she should still be here.”
“I can only hope that in settling this case, the hospital learns lessons and reviews its systems to ensure this doesn’t happen to others.”
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