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Good evening. The family of a Warwickshire mother of three who
died during surgery to remove a huge tumour from her chest have
today received an out of court settlement of a hundred thousand
pounds. Her family say they were told she had a 98 per cent chance
of surviving surgery - but today the hospital said the surgery
carried "significant risk". Sarah Falkland reports.
They were just nine, 12 and 15 when they lost their mum six years ago.
Today, with their grandmother, they went to the High Court in
Birmingham to hear a judge sanction the settlement for her death. The
34-year-old care worker from Bedworth had suspected that what
doctors thought was stress was something more serious. She came
here to Bedworth Medical Centre. She was seen by two GPs, who are
defendants in this case. Neither of them thought to get her a chest X-
ray. It wasn't until seven months later that a third GP did refer her
to the George Eliot Hospital that St Day, and a tumour was discovered.
By the time surgeons at the then- Walsgrave Hospital in Coventry came
to operate, the tumour weighed 1.6 kilograms. Ms Bailey developed an
abnormal heart rhythm and died. still really miss her. We will
never get over it. It has been hard for all of us, it is like a
grieving roller-coaster. Your thoughts are everywhere. But you
just have to stick together. I am angry with the people who were
giving us information incorrectly, saying there was only a 2% chance
that anything could go wrong. Neither the hospital nor the GPs
have admitted liability. No one from the surgery would comment
today - but in a statement the The trust offered its sincere
sympathies and condolences to the family.
A woman has avoided serious injury after a lorry overturned and landed
on her car near Walsall. The accident happened on the northbound
carriageway of the M6. The woman was treated for a leg injury, and
the effects of shock. The driver of the lorry wasn't injured. As a
result of that accident, the N six remained closed northbound tonight.
A year after Pakistan was hit by monsoon flooding, charities in the
West Midlands say they're concerned donations have dwindled. 11 million
people were forced from their homes, but only 43 per cent of the houses
destroyed have been replaced. Satnam Rana reports.
I was scared, but I had no choice... Recalling the moment he's swum
across the raging river to return to his family and home. The bridge
had been washed away. He was on holiday in the Swat valley of
Pakistan last July, when the monsoon at least it's devastating
rains. -- unleashed its devastating rains. A year on, what is your
family telling you? I just find them, saying that this time of the
year, the river is rising. So far, nearly $2.5 billion has been
donated to the floods appear, but the charity Islamic Relief says
there is a shortfall which is slowing down progress in recovery
work. 12 months on, there is a largely unnoticed Unitarian crisis
on going in Pakistan. -- humanitarian crisis. 8 million
people are still without basic needs like Shelter and schooling.
Now the United Nations is reporting up to 6 million people could be
affected by floods in the monsoon season this year. My biggest
concern would be that in the whole melee of so many things going on in
the world, that people would forget about Pakistan. The impact that
would have his people cannot look after themselves, they would be
relied on charity. The main thing we try and do is help people help