25/07/2011 Midlands Today


25/07/2011

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Good evening. The family of a Warwickshire mother of three who

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died during surgery to remove a huge tumour from her chest have

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today received an out of court settlement of a hundred thousand

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pounds. Her family say they were told she had a 98 per cent chance

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of surviving surgery - but today the hospital said the surgery

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carried "significant risk". Sarah Falkland reports.

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They were just nine, 12 and 15 when they lost their mum six years ago.

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Today, with their grandmother, they went to the High Court in

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Birmingham to hear a judge sanction the settlement for her death. The

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34-year-old care worker from Bedworth had suspected that what

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doctors thought was stress was something more serious. She came

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here to Bedworth Medical Centre. She was seen by two GPs, who are

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defendants in this case. Neither of them thought to get her a chest X-

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ray. It wasn't until seven months later that a third GP did refer her

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to the George Eliot Hospital that St Day, and a tumour was discovered.

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By the time surgeons at the then- Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry came

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to operate, the tumour weighed 1.6 kilograms. Ms Bailey developed an

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abnormal heart rhythm and died. still really miss her. We will

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never get over it. It has been hard for all of us, it is like a

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grieving roller-coaster. Your thoughts are everywhere. But you

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just have to stick together. I am angry with the people who were

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giving us information incorrectly, saying there was only a 2% chance

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that anything could go wrong. Neither the hospital nor the GPs

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have admitted liability. No one from the surgery would comment

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today - but in a statement the The trust offered its sincere

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sympathies and condolences to the family.

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A woman has avoided serious injury after a lorry overturned and landed

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on her car near Walsall. The accident happened on the northbound

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carriageway of the M6. The woman was treated for a leg injury, and

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the effects of shock. The driver of the lorry wasn't injured. As a

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result of that accident, the N six remained closed northbound tonight.

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A year after Pakistan was hit by monsoon flooding, charities in the

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West Midlands say they're concerned donations have dwindled. 11 million

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people were forced from their homes, but only 43 per cent of the houses

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destroyed have been replaced. Satnam Rana reports.

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I was scared, but I had no choice... Recalling the moment he's swum

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across the raging river to return to his family and home. The bridge

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had been washed away. He was on holiday in the Swat valley of

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Pakistan last July, when the monsoon at least it's devastating

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rains. -- unleashed its devastating rains. A year on, what is your

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family telling you? I just find them, saying that this time of the

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year, the river is rising. So far, nearly $2.5 billion has been

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donated to the floods appear, but the charity Islamic Relief says

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there is a shortfall which is slowing down progress in recovery

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work. 12 months on, there is a largely unnoticed Unitarian crisis

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on going in Pakistan. -- humanitarian crisis. 8 million

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people are still without basic needs like Shelter and schooling.

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Now the United Nations is reporting up to 6 million people could be

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affected by floods in the monsoon season this year. My biggest

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concern would be that in the whole melee of so many things going on in

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the world, that people would forget about Pakistan. The impact that

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would have his people cannot look after themselves, they would be

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relied on charity. The main thing we try and do is help people help

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