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Health authority pays out £2m over radiation blunder

BMJ 1997; 314 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.314.7089.1217e (Published 26 April 1997) Cite this as: BMJ 1997;314:1217
  1. Clare Dyer, legal correspondent
  1. BMJ

    North Staffordshire Health Authority has agreed to a £2m ($3.2m) settlement plus substantial costs for 95 victims of a hospital blunder which resulted in patients with cancer being underdosed with radiation over nine years.

    More than 1000 patients at the North Staffordshire Royal Infirmary in Stoke on Trent received dosages between 5% and 35% lower than intended. The mistake was made by the hospital's senior physicist, Margaret …

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