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Aspiring actress claims clinical negligence over unchecked growth

Aspiring actress claims clinical negligence over unchecked growth

Kate Woodward believes a hospital trust allowed her to grow too tall.

An aspiring actress is claiming clinical negligence against a hospital trust because it failed to notice a tumour on her pituitary gland.

As a result, the production of excessive quantities of a growth hormone led to Kate Woodward's height increasing at an abnormally fast rate - and the now six ft five inch 20-year-old believes she is too unattractive to pursue her dream career.

Ms Woodward claimed she will require around £2 million to settle costs for private treatment needed for the rest of her life - but the Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust believes the compensation should not exceed £698,000.

"I don't really want to be with the NHS any more because of what they have done to me. They have lost my trust," the Daily Mail quoted her as saying.

Her growth issues mean she has problems with her back, teeth and knees, while a consequence of her size is that she can no longer purchase suitable clothes from regular retail outlets. 

Contact our clinical negligence solicitors on 0800 916 9049 or email if you would like advice on any medical negligence matter.

Posted by Francesca Witney.