I thought I'd update the group on my progress so far.
1. I had to use SAR again to obtain my pre-op assessment results which took place exactly 17 days before my operation. The copy of results came to me after just a week. My PSA before the operation was 3.74! Why didn't urology note that and raise the alarm as the PSA is incompatible with the biopsy results which indicated high cancer risk? This is another failure on the part of the hospital.
2. I engaged a firm of solicitors and I have agreed to use that company. Initially I was going to pay them privately but they explained to me it is best to take on a no win, no fee contract. When I pointed out that the 25% success fee would eat into whatever compensation I would get, they agreed that it would. I was pleasantly surprised when they said they would charge me a success fee - fixed at 0%! All I may have to do is to pay an insurance premium to cover any costs/losses. I do not have to pay anything until the conclusion of my case. I am feeling I have got the right company and an excellent deal.
3. I had my PSA results last week - 17 months after my operation. It read <0.1. This is what I expected. I shall be requesting my hospital to discharge me from further unnecessary visits, restricting my PSA tests to only.once annually.
4. For all your interest, my solicitor informed me that there was a similar case to mine which occurred In 2012. The patient was given wrong biopsy results and opted.for RP. The error was discovered after his operation. The patient sued the hospital. Almost 2 years later in 2014, he was awarded £70,000 in out of court settlement. I now get a picture of my situation. Let's see how I go from there...
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