Our client regularly attended hospital throughout 2002, complaining of chest infections. Her right lung was scanned and she was reassured that she only had a cyst and there nothing for her to worry about.

Her health continued to deteriorate and she was re-scanned by the hospital in early 2004 when, on this occasion, they diagnosed lung cancer. This should have been spotted in 2002. She had to be admitted as an emergency to have the tumour removed but the delay in diagnosis by some 12 months sadly worsened the long-term outcome for her.

Proceedings had to be issued and this case was eventually settled.

S. J. Edney solicitors obtained £72,500 for this client in 2005