Mrs Millward developed cervical cancer after doctors negligence when they misread her smear tests results twice.
Both smear tests, one in 2003 and one in 2005, showed that pre-cancerous cells were present, but she was never called for follow up appointments on either occasion.
In 2009, Mrs Millward was diagnosed with cervical cancer after insisting on a second smear test sensing that something was wrong. It was at this point doctors found it was too late to save her womb and a radical hysterectomy was needed to save her life.
Swain & Co.’s medical negligence solicitors are pleased that the surgery save Mrs Millward’s life, but the mother of one can have no further children. Independent medical experts have also revealed that if the cancer was spotted on either of the previous two smear tests, her cancer could have been prevented.
The first test showed borderline changes and the second should have been read as abnormal. Both results should have resulted in follow up appointments.
Mrs Millward has been awarded compensation and Northampton General Hospital has issued an apology to her. But, Mrs Millward, who was trying for another child, has now been left infertile.
She did the right thing attending regular smear tests yet the doctors and the hospital failed her and she ended up with cervical cancer causing her to endure a radical hysterectomy with lymph node removal.
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