Archive for the 'cancer' Category

One error on letter doomed cancer mother – Daily Telegraph

“A key stroke error on a computer cost a breast cancer sufferer her life after two urgent letters asking her to go to hospital appointments were sent to the wrong address.”

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Daily Telegraph, 15th March 2011

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Mesothelioma: Hospice wins landmark victory in asbestos cancer case – The Guardian

“Hospices that care for victims of a form of cancer caused by asbestos exposure hope to get help with treatment costs following a landmark court ruling.”

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The Guardian, 29th August 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Cookham Wood jail breast cancer ruling quashed – BBC News

“A woman’s right to claim for damages after doctors failed to diagnose her breast cancer while she was in prison in Kent has been quashed.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Family wins payout over mother Lavinia Bletchly’s undiagnosed cancer – The Independent

“The family of a young mother who died after doctors failed to diagnose her cancer secured a six-figure pay-out from an NHS body today.”

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The Independent, 26th March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

‘Healer’ faces prosecution over cancer claims – Daily Telegraph

“A self-proclaimed ‘visionary healer’ who claims to be able to treat illness from a distance is facing prosecution by Trading Standards for suggestions that he can cure cancer.”

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Daily Telegraph, 28th February 2010

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk

Ex Cookham Wood inmate wins cancer damages case – BBC News

“A woman who developed breast cancer while in prison has won a High Court negligence claim after medical staff failed to diagnose the disease.”

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BBC News, 12th February 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Woman sues Ministry of Justice after ‘prison doctors failed to spot breast cancer’ – Daily Telegraph

“A woman who says prison doctors failed to spot potentially fatal breast cancer when she was in prison has launched a bid for damages at the High Court.”

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Daily Telegraph, 8th December 2009

Source: www.telegraph.co.uk


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