Our client was under the care of his local hospital for an unrelated condition when he noticed a lesion developing in his ear. He complained to his treating doctors who agreed that he needed referral to the dermatology department.
The hospital trust admitted it delayed by between seven and nine months in following up on that referral and investigating our client. The lesion was in fact a cancerous tumour that grew substantially in those months necessitating far more invasive surgery than would otherwise have been needed, including the loss of our client's ear.
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