Delays in Diagnosing Bone Cancer.
Thirty-four year old David Kinnie featured on BBC Midlands Today on 21 March 2017. He has asked for his story to be told.
David Kinnie suffered with a painful right hip from around 2008. It was initially put down to his weight, but did not improve despite very significant weight loss. He was then diagnosed with a hip impingement and offered physiotherapy, which did not help. David was then listed for surgery which was initially unsuccessful. He was re-listed, but the surgery did not go ahead on several occasions spanning many months.
An obvious lump began to develop which was initially monitored by David’s GP. The lump got larger and blood results were concerning. David was referred to Accident and Emergency in October 2016. Scans shortly after admission detected metastatic deposits in his lungs and finally confirmed a primary tumour of the hip. David was told that the hospital would investigate his treatment as it was likely that the cancer should have been detected and treated sooner.
David instructed Brindley Twist Tafft and James to carry out an independent investigation into his care.
Richard is a solicitor at Brindley Twist Tafft & James, a firm of solicitors in Coventry that specialises in medical negligence cases nationwide. Richard has experience of a very wide range of Clinical Negligence cases including Orthopaedic, Oncological, Urological, Infection, injury during surgery and the management of long term conditions such as diabetes and Crohn’s Disease.