Sadly this is not an isolated case and something we see all too often in practice.
The NHS "failed" a woman whose fatal spinal cancer went undiagnosed for months, it has been claimed. Patricia Ann Whitehouse visited her GP seven times in two months complaining of back pain, her family said. She also went to hospital but was discharged with Paracetamol. The 62-year-old was eventually diagnosed with multiple tumours and died on Tuesday. University Hospitals of North Midlands NHS Trust said it would "immediately investigate".