Man sues NHS after having terminal cancer wrongly diagnosed – The Times

Posted July 17th, 2009 in news by sally

“When Philip Collins was told that he had cancer and had just six months to live, he quit his job, cashed in his pension and bought himself a powerful motorcycle. He was determined to enjoy the time left to him. When he was still alive a year later his doctors conducted a re-examination and admitted that there had been a mistake. The inoperable ‘tumour’ on his gall bladder was a relatively harmless abscess. Far from being delighted at his unexpected reprieve Mr Collins, 59, was devastated. He had spent his life savings and the powerful drugs that the doctors prescribed to keep him alive as long as possible had destroyed his health.”

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The Times, 17th July 2009