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Woman whose endometriosis went undiagnosed for 15 years wins £0.5m pay-out

BMJ 2020; 370 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.m3254 (Published 18 August 2020) Cite this as: BMJ 2020;370:m3254
  1. Clare Dyer
  1. The BMJ

A woman whose endometriosis was undiagnosed for nearly 15 years has won £500 000 (€553 000; $659 000) compensation from the NHS in an out-of-court settlement.

Nottingham University Hospitals NHS Trust agreed to settle the claim by Frances Bell, 37, after admitting that a laparoscopy should have been performed in 2001, when she was 18.

She had first attended a gynaecology appointment with symptoms of endometriosis in 1997 …

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