NSW cancer patient awarded over $600,000

A NSW Local Health District has been ordered to pay nearly $610,000 in damages for failing to identify and report on a renal mass in a 19 year-old female patient.

The NSW District Court heard that a radiologist made no reference to a lesion which affected the left kidney when scanning the patient as she was diagnosed and treated for acute pancreatitis at Wagga Wagga Base Hospital in 2004.