We have recovered £4.5 million in compensation in a delayed diagnosis claim after our client suffered brain damaged because of a delay in treating a tumour.




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Samantha Critchley pursued a delayed diagnosis claim against Maidstone and Tunbridge Wells NHS Trust for Frances Bowra, 48, who was left with brain damage because of the delay in treating her brain tumour.

Frances collapsed at her home seven years ago after suffering from violent headaches and vomiting. She was taken to the A&E department at Maidstone General District Hospital.

Our expert evidence indicated that Frances' condition deteriorated because her brain tumour was not diagnosed as quickly as it should have been and that there was a delay in transferring her to King's College Hospital in south London where she received emergency treatment.

The trust has apologised for the errors made and said lessons had been learned.


Mr Bowra said: "You may think £4.5 million is compensation. No figure compensates. You're so lucky to be able to open your eyes and see the sunshine in the morning. All of her wishes, all of her hopes, no longer exist. They cannot be fulfilled."


For further information or if you have a delayed diagnosis claim please call Samantha Critchley on 020 7861 4263 or email samantha.critchley@fieldfisher.com


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