Failure to report an abnormal cervical smear – £234,112.70

Mrs Hayes had a cervical smear after complaining of vaginal discharge and cervical bleeding.The smear showed abnormal cells and it was therefore reported as being abnormal with a recommendation for a further smear one year later. The repeat smear test performed a year later also showed formation of abnormal cells, but on this occasion it was wrongly reported as normal. As a result, the cervical cancer went untreated and Mrs Hayes died.

We pursued a misdiagnosis claim on behalf of Mrs Hayes’s family on the basis that if the second smear test had been reported correctly, the cancer would have been diagnosed and treated and Mrs Hayes would have survived.


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