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NOT PLEASANT STORIES, IN FACT, PRETTY DAMN SAD. WHAT’S GOING ON HERE?

Usually see darn near a story every week or two like these.  Gets so it’s hardly shocking anymore, but it’s always sad.  Very sad. But now two in the same paper? On the same day? 

I find it hard to believe that these cases, just two among the many, are indicative of the care country wide.  Of course that could well be due my age and that of my wife, who could be feeling lots better these days but isn’t.  So maybe a bit of self delusion here.  I don’t wanna believe it all this bad everywhere. Have to tell you though, there have been time I do wonder, seeing what the wife has put put up with over the last two years.
But nothing like these stories, and so for that I am very thankful.

Mother-of-four, 33, died after doctors missed her cancer THIRTY TIMES - blaming her symptoms on ‘nerve pain and anxiety’

· Jeannine Harvey had suffered agonising pain for several months
· Was repeatedly told it was due to torn ligament, nerve pain and anxiety
· Her family begged doctors to admit her to hospital but nothing happened
· Only diagnosed with advanced cervical cancer three months before she died
· Coroner recorded a narrative verdict and said there had been repeated failures to recognise, diagnose and treat her before her death in July 2012
· Hospital trust has apologised for ‘falling short in several areas of her care’
By ANNA HODGEKISS

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A mother-of-four died after doctors missed 30 chances to diagnose her cervical cancer, an inquest heard.

Jeannine Harvey, 33, was left so ravaged by pain that she was unable to get out of bed without help.

But despite consultations with her GP and doctors at three hospitals, her cervical cancer was repeatedly misdiagnosed as a potential torn ligament, protruding discs, sarcoma and ‘nerve pain’.
Doctors even suggested at one point that her agony was caused by anxiety.

At one point, Miss Harvey’s sister became so desperate for her sibling to be treated, she got down on her knees to beg doctors to admit her.
By the time medics realised the accountancy student – whose youngest child was only two when she died – was suffering from advanced uterine cancer of the cervix, it was too late.

She died at a hospice in July 2012 – eight months after a blood test first raised concerns.

Yesterday, recording a narrative verdict, the Birmingham and Solihull coroner concluded that Ms Harvey died of uterine cancer of the cervix, which was misdiagnosed on more than 30 occasions.

Repeated failures were made by medical staff to recognise, diagnose and treat her, the inquest heard.
Following a post-mortem examination, it was confirmed that the cancer had originated in the cervix and the Coroner’s interim death certificate stated the correct cause of death as cancer of the uterine cervix.

Jeannine’s sister, Marie Donovan, said ahead of the inquest: ‘All we’ve ever wanted is for someone to tell us how it was possible for medical professionals to miss so many opportunities to correctly diagnose and treat our sister, whose suffering and death were entirely preventable.

‘Throughout Jeannine’s illness, we got the impression that no one was listening to us, and felt doctors were constantly patronizing us by saying it was Jeannine’s anxiety that was making her pain worse.’

With regard to above ..... there’s a second and sad photo at the link I didn’t want to post here. Click the photo above and scroll down.

This next story is not pleasant either and frankly scares the heck outta me for lots of reasons.  Chief among them is, I have found by very personal experience when dealing with medical people here, namely doctors, they do not like the word, “Pain.” No, no.
I don’t care what you f*****g feel or think. Nope.  There isn’t any pain as such.  What you have is .... “Discomfort.”
I’m not being funny here. I’ve read reports on myself after undergoing procedures that described my experience as, “being in some discomfort” or “feeling discomfort.” No doc. what I felt was fucking pain!!!!  So please do not write about or speak the word, discomfort. There is a world of difference. I’ve had broken bones, a bladder tumor removed , a herniated disk and surgery , and a common cold.
I damn well know what pain feels like.  And it doesn’t feel like a fuckin’ cold and a runny, sore nose. 

Last photo of the mother left in such agonising pain in hospital she had to crawl on her hands and knees to beg for painkillers. Three days later she was dead - because ‘doctors missed’ fatal blood clot.

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· Margaret Lamberty was admitted to hospital with severe stomach pain

· 45-year-old grandmother had a history of suffering blood clots

· Family claim medics at University Hospital of North Staffordshire ‘abandoned’ her, failing to carry out the proper tests

· Mother-of-four was apparently forced to crawl on her hands and knees to beg for painkillers when her cries for help went unheard, the family say

· Mrs Lamberty’s children claim she was left lying in blood-stained sheets

· She died on April 30 in ‘agonising pain’ say the family, who claim a blood clot in her bowel caused multiple organ failure

· Relatives are considering taking legal action against the hospital
· The trust offered its ‘sincere condolences’ to Mrs Lamberty’s family

· The coroner confirmed an inquest is expected to open later this year

By LUCY OSBORNE

This is the harrowing last photograph of a dying grandmother who was left to crawl along the floor in agony after nurses ignored her cries for help.

Two days later, after being abandoned by staff, Margaret Lamberty died of a treatable blood clot in her bowel that staff had failed to detect.

She was taken to A&E at the University Hospital of North Staffordshire by her concerned family with chronic stomach pain on the morning of Sunday April 27.

They told staff the 45-year-old had a history of blood clots – which was also in her medical notes – and urged doctors to carry out tests straight away.

But her family claim medics ignored their pleas and failed to carry out a CT scan that would have detected the clot until two days later when it was too late.

Instead, the mother-of-four was left in a side ward at the scandal-hit hospital for three days. While there, her cries for help were repeatedly ignored – despite the fact the family claim plenty of staff were on duty and ‘didn’t seem busy at all’.

At around 6pm, after Miss Lamberty had been at the hospital for nine hours, her eldest daughter, Laura, 28, pressed an emergency buzzer as her mother screamed in pain.

She waited 30 minutes for assistance, but no one came to help, so she had to go to the reception desk to ask for more painkillers. Staff told her they couldn’t give her anything other than paracetamol.

In desperation, her mother then crawled on her hands and knees down the corridor to beg them for pain relief.

But instead of helping her to her feet or putting her in a wheelchair, her family say she was ignored then eventually walked back to her bed by a male nurse.

‘They looked at her like she was a deluded woman,’ mother-of-five Laura said last night.

‘After I went back to Mum and said they are not coming, that’s when she fell off the end of the bed and crawled out to try and get help. It was really awful.

‘She crawled out of the room and along the corridor. A male nurse came over and just put his hand on her shoulder and guided her back to her room.

‘Then they went and got her some morphine which took the edge off a bit but she was still in pain.’

Laura says she also had to wash her mother and make her bed because no staff were available. And she was allegedly left to lie in blood-stained sheets for 24 hours on her second day in hospital.

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On the morning of Tuesday 29 April – two days after she arrived at the hospital – she was taken to a critical care ward when her condition deteriorated. She died at 10pm of multiple organ failure.

Her family say doctors only discovered she had a blood clot in her bowel when it was too late to save her. They are now preparing to sue the hospital.

Laura said: ‘My mum was failed by the doctors and the nurses. She was abandoned in a side room while she died in agonising pain. It was the worst thing I have ever had to see. We told doctors over and over again she suffered from blood clots but they simply ignored us. We are determined to get justice for mum.’

Miss Lamberty, a stay-at-home mother, leaves behind four children – Laura, Sarah Lamberty, 27, Tony Hills, 19, and 14-year-old Gemma Riseley – and eight grandchildren.

Laura, from Chell Heath in Stoke-on-Trent, said that the family decided to take the shocking pictures of their mother, who lived in Stoke-on-Trent, to show the doctors how much pain she was in.

She added that their mother had an arterial disease which had caused blood clots in her legs a number of times before. They had been removed with surgery.

CONTINUED


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