By Simon Wilson, senior solicitor at Hudgell Solicitors
It seems quite inconceivable that a patient could wrongly be told they have a form of cancer by an experienced surgeon, and then undergo surgery to remove it, when in fact they didn’t have cancer at all.
Being told you have cancer is a life-changing moment for patients and their loved ones. In the moment patients are told, their life changes for ever.
It is perhaps for that reason that many doctors often find themselves facing criticism for not diagnosing cancer early enough.