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Medical negligence lawyer Benjamin Ho was successful in securing his client compensation after their spouse’s diagnosis of liver cancer was delayed.
Our client, Mr B, brought forward a claim on behalf of his spouse Mrs B. Since June 2016 Mrs B had been receiving treatment for a bowel condition, following an urgent referral from her GP, as they suspected there could be cancer.
Mrs B attended the hospital and underwent a CT colonoscopy, which indicated a diverticulitis diagnosis.
Unfortunately, Mrs B continued to experience symptoms and continued treatment. Eventually, in the summer of 2017, she underwent an Ultrasound and further CT scan which showed a mass. She was ultimately diagnosed with liver cancer, which was metastatic (it had spread).
Mrs B continued with her treatment, but her condition continued to deteriorate. She sadly passed away in the Autumn of 2019. Her cause of death was recorded as hepatocellular carcinoma and type 2 diabetes.
Blackwater Law argued that Mrs B should have been diagnosed with liver cancer at the time of the CT colonoscopy in 2016. This delay in diagnosis resulted in missed opportunities to provide appropriate treatment leading to her prolonged pain and suffering.
Blackwater Law argued that the delayed treatment ultimately caused the claimant’s early demise and managed to secure a settlement much larger than the medical evidence would support.