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Wednesday 23rd May 2018

£10,000 paid out for wrong diagnosis

5th December 2006

A Sheffield hospital has paid out £10,000 in compensation after wrongly diagnosing a woman with cancer.

Janice Grace from Derbyshire had survived breast cancer but thought she was dying of bone cancer for the last four years of her life, following a misdiagnosis.

She died in 2000 after a fall at home on her 50th birthday, but her family say the treatments she underwent for the non-existent cancer may have caused her death.

Now Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust has paid out compensation before the case went to court, but have not admitted blame.

Ms Grace had been drinking when she fell down the stairs fractured her ribs. The injuries led to her death, her family have always maintained the misdiagnosis may have been a factor.

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