A recent example of one such complaint:
A lady in her early 20’s attended at an accident and emergency department complaining of severe pain in her lower back. This lady had a history of urinary tract infections. She was told by one of the A&E consultants that she had another infection and she was prescribed her usual medication. She told the consultant that this was not a urinary tract infection, that it was much more painful, and the pain was in a different area. The consultant again confirmed it was an infection and sent her home.
One week later this lady returned to the A&E department after losing feeling in her legs and still suffering with severe back pain. She was admitted to hospital and scans were carried out. It turned out that she had a large tumor which was pressing on her lower spine. This lady lost the use of her legs and is now confined to a wheelchair.
It was confirmed by medical experts that had this young lady been diagnosed when she first attended at A&E the tumor could have been removed and she would not have lost the ability to walk.