Sunday, 25 April 2010

Foreign doctor with poor English 'misdiagnoses toddler's leukaemia as trapped wind'


A toddler with leukaemia was misdiagnosed as having trapped wind by a foreign doctor working at a scandal-hit out-of-hours service, her family claimed today.

Taylor Codling, three, had a temperature of 40C (104F) and her skin had turned yellow when her father rushed her to a weekend clinic.

But in a check-up that lasted just two minutes, the Eastern European doctor diagnosed trapped wind and sent them to pick up a bottle of Gripe Water from Tesco.

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