Doctors are like mechanics. There are good ones and bad ones. The bad ones on both sides make mistakes. But, unlike the bad mechanics, the bad doctors bury their mistakes — often without anyone ever being the wiser.
A mother-of-two was given four rounds of chemotherapy she didn’t need — and only found out when she researched the treatment herself.
Jodi Huggett underwent the treatment after an operation to remove a low-grade form of bowel cancer. The grueling therapy caused her to go into anaphylactic shock twice.
But she discovered she had been put through the extra suffering after her doctor failed to investigate the most suitable treatment for her.
Now, after taking legal action against Hull and East Yorkshire Hospital’s NHS Trust, the Trust has agreed to pay a compensation settlement to the 41-year-old.
As she faced the fifth session, Mrs. Huggett researched her tumor only to find that chemotherapy had never been used for her condition.
And thanks to Google and the internet, Jodi Huggett was able to take matters into her own hands before it was too late.