Posted by Sophie Angwin-Thornes, Associate
£12,000 recovered for client left with scarring following delayed treatment of cancer
Sophie Angwin-Thornes acted for a 60 year old woman, who suffered the delay in diagnosis and treatment of basal cell carcinoma at the Royal United Hospital, Bath.
Basal cell carcinoma is a type of skin cancer that is common and very treatable. Our client had an abnormal lesion on her face which was not identified to be cancerous despite several reviews by a Dermatologist. The examinations with the Dermatologist were inadequate and the lesion should have been simply diagnosed and removed. As a result of the failures, our client had to deal with a persistent and unsightly lesion on her face, which grew considerably in size by the time it was eventually diagnosed and removed.
We recovered £12,000 on behalf of our client to reflect the additional scarring she suffered on her size as a result of having a much large lesion on her face.