A hospital has paid out thousands of pounds to the family of a man from Coventry whose cancer was misdiagnosed as a chest infection.
Frank Golby, who was a smoker, went to the University Hospital Coventry in 2010 with a persistent cough.
His scan was misread, and doctors only found out he had a cancerous growth on his lung after his death.
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The lawyer representing Frank Golby's family, who've received a five figure payout from the University Hospital Coventry after doctors failed to spot he had lung cancer, said:
Speaking about the death of Frank Golby, who died aged 65 at the University Hospital Coventry after doctors failed to spot he had lung cancer, its chief medical officer said.
University Hospital Coventry and Warwickshire NHS Trust has admitted that doctors misdiagnosed man with a chest infection instead of lung cancer.
Frank Golby, 65, from Whoberley, first went to hospital with a persistent cough in 2010, but died in February last year.
Medics failed to spot a 1cm tumor in an early CT scan, and by the time the growth was noticed it was five times its original size.
Mr Golby died before he was able to have any treatment for the cancer, which experts admit could have extended his life by around ten years.
The hospital has apologised to the family, who have accepted a five figure out of court settlement.