5000 x-rays potentially unchecked by local NHS Trust

An article caught my eye in my local newspaper (Kentish Gazette) today regarding an “x-ray blunder” by the local East Kent Hospitals University NHS Foundation Trust.

It has recently come to light that some 5000 x-ray images may have gone unchecked, some dating back as far as 2007. According to the article, the Trust uses two record systems; one to store the image and one that holds patient information. It has become apparent that some 5000 records show that whilst patient information has been included with the image, it has not also been recorded on the patient information system. This may have led to vital information being missed, particularly in instances where x-rays have been performed to check for cancerous tumours.

Here at Girlings Personal Injury Claims, we have dealt with countless claims arising from the failure to properly spot problems showing on scans and x-rays. The most common arise from failures to spot cancerous tumours and fractures. If you think you may have suffered as a result of a medical issue which was missed on a scan or x-ray, please don’t hesitate to give our team a call on 01227 828299.

The full article can be read here: http://www.kentonline.co.uk/canterbury/news/lives-at-risk-after-hospital-blunder-181245/