Clinical negligence compensation worth up to £30 million could be awarded to a woman whose cancer was not diagnosed quickly enough.
Dr Helen McGlone is taking legal action against the Greater Glasgow and Clyde NHS Trust on the grounds that the poor practice of its professionals left her with no choice but to have a hysterectomy.
The woman - who has a PhD in particle physics - only found out she had cervical cancer when she visited her GP in Switzerland due to a cut on her finger, despite the fact she underwent two smear tests in Scotland previously.
Originally, Dr McGlone planned to seek damages of around £5 million, but it is believed her eventual award may be much higher due to factors such as loss of earnings as well as her pain and suffering.
The professional claims she is no longer able to work in a high-pressure job because of the ordeal this misdiagnosis caused.
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Posted by Francesca Witney