Failure of clinicians to diagnose brain tumour

Posted By admin - 17th June 2019

A mother has been let down by doctors because clinicians failed to diagnose a brain tumour in her one year old daughter, the Leicester Mercury has reported.

A mother, from Nottinghamshire, reported that she was repeatedly ignored despite raising her concerns and attending numerous medical appointments with her young daughter.

After five months of frequent frustrations, three Accident and Emergency visits, and four frantic telephone calls made to NHS 111, one doctor finally demanded an urgent MRI scan, and within two hours, she was made aware of her daughter’s brain tumour. Her daughter had 650ml of fluid drained to reduce the swelling, followed by brain surgery which managed to remove 95 per cent of the tumour.

The mother has stated that doctors should seriously consider parents’ concerns and said, “we struggled to get someone to recognise our worries.” Her daughter suffered from many symptoms, including decreased mobility and shaking of her eyes.

Andrew Marshall, Divisional Director for family health at Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust apologised for the shortcomings in the care provided and has welcomed the opportunity to meet with the family to discuss and listen to their concerns.

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