A court in Cantabria has sentenced the Cantabrian Health Service – and the insurer Berkley Insurance – to pay 30,000 to a man who sued the hospital after the death of his woman, 32 years oldafter suffering colon cancer.
The sentence estimates that the patient did not receive adequate care, since she came with very serious symptoms that lasted over time. -severe abdominal pain, diarrhea, high level of fecal calproctetin- but the necessary tests were not performed.
The hospital scheduled her for a colonoscopy. six months later after the deceased went to the emergency room for the first time, in November 2018.
During the trial, the expert provided by the defense, a doctor specializing in oncology, explained that, with the condition he presented, these tests should have been performed. in four or six weeks.
In April 2019, a CT scan was performed – before the scheduled colonoscopy, as the symptoms were getting worse – which revealed colon cancer with metastases to the liver, lungs, peritoneal and ovaries.