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Why the Late or Misdiagnosis of Bowel Cancer May be More Common Than You Think

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Transcript of video My name is Aiden McGarry and I'm one of the solicitors in the clinical negligence team here at IBB Claims . Bowel cancer is unfortunately the UK's second biggest cancer killer; bowel cancer is more likely to occur...

Cancer delays 'leave patients at risk'

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The NHS is struggling to keep apace with demands for its services, and it is now estimated that every household will need to contribute £2,000 each year in taxes just to keep the system afloat [1] .  And that will only bring about modest...

Could Your Doctor Have Missed Your Bowel Cancer Symptoms?

Malcolm Underhill
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A new study by the British Journal of cancer released last week reported that one in five ‘red flag’ symptoms that indicate the presence of bowel cancer have been missed by GPs [1] .  The study also found that 16% of patients presenting...

The Tragedy of Cancer Misdiagnosis

Malcolm Underhill
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When someone receives a  diagnosis of cancer it can feel like their heart drops to the pit of their stomach.  Unless someone has been through it themselves, it is difficult to comprehend the swell of emotions a person feels in the first few days;...

Man died following chemotherapy overdose

Malcolm Underhill
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A man wrongly diagnosed with back pain only to be told he actually had cancer then died after he was given an accidental overdose of chemotherapy. Robert Trivett, 49, went to his GP suffering chronic back pain but was told he had sciatica.  But as...

Five-figure compensation for family of woman who died after fall in A&E

Malcolm Underhill
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The family of a woman who died in hospital after a series of failings by NHS medics has been awarded a five-figure sum in compensation. The Hull and East Yorkshire Hospitals NHS Trust has offered an unreserved apology, but Christine Carpenter’s...