Although Lavinia Bletchly’s family has been granted compensation for poor medical attention resulting in loss of her life, grieved father of the deceased says that no amount of compensation can bring his daughter back; cash cannot get the girls their mother they lost.
Bletchly, 23, mother of two daughters has been reportedly known to be carelessly attended by medical staff as the doctors, after not being able to detect that the female was suffering from cancer, sent her back home three times she visited hospital.
Bletchly was a student of textile design at University of Wales Institute. She reported her illness in May 2004. A cyst and fluid above the liver was detected through ultrasound and some operation in 2005 following which she went to the Princess of Wales Hospital in Bridgend.
At her first visit, doctors turned her away after informing her that her illness was merely an imagination. She was also told by a senior doctor that all she needs is a treatment form psychiatrist, just to attend other important cases. Following these dismissals from hospitals, four weeks later, Bletchly died from “peritonitis and malignant non-Hodgkins lymphoma”.
She left two daughters of age six and nine and also Justin Tellem, her husband.
The compensation of £350,000 was finally won by the family after 5 years of legal procedure. Abertawe Bro Morgannwg NHS Trust has also expressed apologies for such a serious mistake.