Our client, Mrs H, attended her GP as she was concerned with a mark on her nose. Her GP
appropriately referred her to the dermatology department of her local hospital. There she was
diagnosed with acne and prescribed ointment.
A year later Mrs H attended a different hospital and was advised that the mark was a basal cell
carcinoma and that it could have easily been removed had it been properly diagnosed on that earlier
Unfortunately, because it had been left for such a long time, the malignancy had spread and the
operation to remove it involved removing a large amount of skin from Mrs H’s nose. Our evidence
confirmed that the original doctors were negligent in failing to diagnose and treat Mrs H and that
she had suffered a much worse outcome as a result of that failure.
We settled this case for over £16,000.