A mother-of-two from England was diagnosed with cancer three years ago, with doctors telling her that she was a particularly aggressive form of pain requiring intense treatment and surgery. It took a few months before the hospital realized the mistake.
The patient, Sarah Boyle, had chemotherapy and double mastectomy before doctors found that the test results were wrong. Upon release, Boyle had no cancer yet, but now the hospital admitted its mistake, he sought more than just a simple apology.
Boyle was his first doctor at Royal Stoke Hospital after having a problem with breastfeeding. The hospital has done a scan and then a biopsy, eventually delivering harmful news that she has triple negative breast cancer.
Triple-negative breast cancer has fewer treatment options than other forms, but the chemotherapy option is still a choice. To fight the disease, Boyle did just that, while there was double mastectomy to remove tissue cancer.
After months, doctors named Boyle never had cancer, and the original biopsy results had not yet been written. The hospital admitted its mistake and apologized. Boyle and his lawyers conduct legal action.
His claims include remarkable trauma and fatigue in false diagnosis, but also that he can not nurse his youngest child for treatment and surgery. Additionally, breast implants received by Boyle during rebuilding may be associated with other types of cancer, and chemotherapy may reduce her fertility in the future.
A hospital-operative trust called misdiagnosis "rarely rare" and mentioned that "all invasive cancer diagnosis is now reviewed by a second pathologist."