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Hospital trust admits liability

North Cumbria Hospital Trust has admitted liability in three cases where women were told they did not have breast cancer when in fact they did. The cases date back to July 2010. The Trust has apologised to the women.

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Compensation claims due for breast cancer women

Three women with breast cancer who were wrongly given the all clear, are now in line for compensation, after the hospital trust responsible admitted liability.

In total 16 women were wrongly told they didn't have the disease after mistakes were made in the screening process by the North Cumbria trust which runs the hospitals in Carlisle and Whitehaven.

The mistakes were spotted in 2010 after inspectors discovered serious problems. The trust has apologised unreservedly and says it is working to resolve the other 13 cases.

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