Have you attended a breast cancer screening at Barnsley Hospital?

Investigations are currently taking place to review inaccurate breast cancer screenings at this hospital.

If you have received an inaccurate breast cancer screening result from Barnsley Hospital, please call Ison Harrison solicitors today for a FREE no-obligation chat on 0113 284 5000 or email clinneg@isonharrison.co.uk

An article in the Barnsley Chronicle has revealed that nine women who attended Barnsley Hospital for a breast cancer screening have had to be recalled for further consultation.

The nine cases are being ‘thoroughly investigated’ by the hospital’s patient safety team.

If you have been for a breast cancer screening appointment at Barnsley Hospital and received an inaccurate result, we’re here to help.

Free Coffee Morning Event – 23rd August in Barnsley

Join us on Tuesday 23rd August for a free, informal event for patients and families affected by the inaccurate breast screenings at Barnsley Hospital.

The event will take place at the Digital Media Centre in Barnsley where you will be able to discuss any concerns you have with a member of our expert team.

To register your place, please email sally.child@isonharrison.co.uk 

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Importance of Early Diagnosis

Getting an early diagnosis of cancer is important. Left untreated, early-stage breast cancer can continue to grow and eventually spread to other areas of the body.

Delayed Cancer Diagnosis Case Study

delayed cancer diagnosis case studyWe successfully brought a Clinical Negligence claim on behalf of Mr EK: Widower and Executor of the Estate of the deceased Mrs AB, against Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust & Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

At the age of 40, Mrs AB was diagnosed with cervical cancer.  She underwent chemotherapy and radiotherapy almost immediately.  The treatment was painful and required her to be immobile for up to 16 hours at any one time.  Mrs AB’s treatment took its toll on her physically and mentally.

In November Mrs AB and Mr EK were advised that her cancer was incurable.  Their wedding day had been planned for Valentine’s Day, but this was brought forwards in light of her terminal prognosis.  Following the wedding, Mrs AB became very ill requiring admission to hospital and surgery.

Following a period of palliative care at Barnsley Hospice, Mrs AB died in March 2014 aged 41.

Mrs AB died of cervical cancer following a delayed diagnosis. Evidence from an oncologist concluded that the delay in diagnosing and treatment of Mrs AB’s abnormal smear results had caused her death, as she could have been treated and cured but for those delays.

The claim settled for £400,000.

Read the full case study.

We’re Here For You

Ison Harrison solicitors represent cancer misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis cases.  If you have attended a breast cancer screening at Barnsley Hospital and received an inaccurate result, please contact us for a free, no-obligation chat and confidential advice on your legal rights. Call us on 0113 284 5000 or email clinneg@isonharrison.co.uk

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