A woman who feared she could have died after an alleged wrong diagnosis is still feeling the psychological and physical effects.

Veronica Jennings suffered a large pelvic haematoma and a bleeding artery after falling on to a hard floor at home.

On her first visit to accident and emergency at Broomfield Hospital, Chelmsford, on the morning of December 15, she was examined and given painkillers before being discharged at about 3.30pm.

Mrs Jennings, of Crown Road, Cold Norton, returned in the evening with severe pain, bleeding and vomiting blood.

A CT scan the following morning  revealed the haematoma and two burst arteries.

A spokesman for Mid Essex Hospital Services NHS Trust said: “Due to patient confidentiality the trust cannot, and will not, discuss individual cases of patient care.

“The chief executive has corresponded directly with the patient to address the concerns raised and a senior consultant has also provided ongoing support to the patient.”

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