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Misdiagnosed cancer payout

The family of a man who was wrongly diagnosed with a chest infection who then died from lung cancer, has been paid compensation after the University Hospital Coventry admitted mistakes had been made.

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Hospital apologise over Frank Golby's death

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.

“I would like to apologise to Mr Golby’s wife and his family that his cancer was not recognised when his scan was read.

While errors of this kind are extremely rare, it doesn’t detract from the pain and distress this has caused.

We have reviewed how the mistake was made and have tried to learn lessons from it.

We hope that the financial settlement can help in some way but we recognise it will never compensate Mr Golby’s family for their loss."

– Meghana Pandit, Chief Medical Officer

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