A woman who claims she was denied a scan, has been given just weeks to live after being diagnosed with four brain tumours. Lindsey Scrimshire developed violent headaches after being treated for breast cancer in 2011.
She claims that she repeatedly asked doctors at Leicester Royal Infirmary for a scan but was told it was not needed.
After being diagnosed with breast cancer two years ago Lindsey Scrimshire has got used to a life on medication. Her initial treatment at Leicester Royal Infirmary was good, but then further complications arose.
Mrs Scrimshire asked doctors if she could have a scan, but was told it was not needed. It was the same story at Glenfield hospital 12 months later when a nurse told her the violent headaches she was experiencing were not related to her breast cancer.
Finally last month when the pain was unbearable Mrs Scrimshire had a scan which revealed four large tumours in her brain. The cancer has also spread to her lungs and liver. She has been given just weeks to live.
Her husband Mark is now considering suing Leicester Hospital's NHS Trust as he believes the real reason his wife was not offered a brain scan earlier is down to money.
In a statement Leicester Hospital's NHS Trust told ITV News Central:
Lindsey admits she has no way of knowing whether an earlier brain scan might have prolonged her life. But says the worst thing is now she will never know.
Phil Brewster. ITV News. Leicestershire.