A young cancer survivor from Lewisham, was given a starring role in a one hundred sixty mile bicycle ride for charity, which was sponsored to help give her family support for the ordeal she had been through. The youngster was only nine months old when she was diagnosed with retinoblastoma. However, it took her parents battling doctors in order for the right diagnosis to be given.
The mum of the youngster knew that something was wrong with her child, when she had to move her head, whenever things were presented to her on her right side. The mum of the child took her to various GPs, but the wrong diagnosis was given multiple times. The GPs did not even bother to check the young girl’s eye to see if there was something wrong there. In fact, they figured the child was having the problems she was having because forceps were used during the delivery.
Cancer Negligence Could Have Taken A Young Childs Life
It was not until the child’s eye started to change colour that the parents decided to take their daughter back to the hospital. Not satisfied with the various diagnoses they were being given, the parents returned days later to the facility, and were given the news that their daughter had eye cancer. The parents were told that in order to save their daughters life that the eye that was engrossed with cancer would have to be removed.
The mum of the child can remember when doctors advised her that the eye of her child would need to be removed. At the time, the parents of the little girl were unaware that the eye of a person could be removed. The youngster now has to adorn a false eye. However, the good news is that further tests have not revealed the cancer spread to any other part of the body, apart from the eye of the youngster.
To Avoid GP Negligence Should Doctors Listen To Parents?
The mum of the now rambunctious two year old believes that doctors should begin listening to the parents of children that are suffering with ailments. After the surgery had been performed, the parents of the child met with a support worker who gave the family some advice and information regarding what comes next.
Thankfully, the child did not suffer from delays in referral, due to her parents concern. If it had not been for the parents of the youngster fighting to ensure that their child was given the proper care that she deserved, the entire scenario could have ended up being extremely different from what it turned out to be.
It is very saddening when youngsters are subject to medical negligence, and cancer negligence patients deserve the right to a correct diagnosis. If you or someone you know has been subject to the same misdiagnosis, make sure to seek compensation.