A judge has ruled in favour of a terminally ill cancer patient – and awarded her damages – in a case against a hospital Trust which took the matter to a trial despite having already admitted its treatment had been negligent.
Hull University Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust admitted its failure to recall Denise Fallon for annual reviews, having previously been treated to remove lung cancer, was negligent.
However, it denied that those missed check-ups had caused a delay in diagnosis.
After hearing all the evidence, the Judge ruled that, had the Trust continued to review Mrs Fallon annually, the return of her cancer would have diagnosed in 2018, at which time she would have started palliative treatment.
Chris Moore, joint national head of clinical negligence at Hudgell Solicitors, represented Mrs Fallon and was critical of the Trust for not settling the matter out of court.
In The News: Hull Daily Mail
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