The Group Action Lawyers have been contacted for help after the news broke about the NHS Breast Cancer Screening Scandal. Individuals who did not receive their invitation for breast cancer screening and have since developed breast cancer, or families of patients who have passed away because the patient was not offered screening, may be entitled to take legal action.
A computer glitch has been blamed for the error that resulted in some 450,000 women aged between 68 and 71 reportedly not receiving their invitation for breast cancer screening because a computer program is said to have had the cut-off age at 70 by mistake. What’s worse is that it has taken nine years for the problem to be identified, with the glitch occurring sometime in 2009.
It’s early days into the scandal, and there’s investigative work to be done, but our Group Action Lawyers have been approached for help after the news broke about the scandal. With an estimated 270 deaths that have already been directly linked to the breast screening scandal, families may be entitled to legal action on a No Win, No Fee basis as a result of the IT glitch that meant hundreds of thousands of letters never being sent out to women.
This is a real tragedy that may have affected countless lives. Patients whose lives have been cut short as a result of not being invited for a potentially life-saving breast cancer screening appointment deserve their right to pursue justice for what has happened, and we’re looking into the issues and available to advise anyone who needs our help.
The investigations into the scandal remain ongoing and our lawyers continue to keep a close eye on developments. If you think you are affected by the breast screening scandal, or if you think a family member may have bee affected, we’re offering free, no obligation advice about options for justice.