Medical Law Experts Praise Mother’s Courage and Determination


Medical law experts at Irwin Mitchell have praised the determination of a devastated mum of a cervical cancer sufferer who died aged just 23 for keeping the issue of cervical screening in the spotlight.

Sandra Cousins, whose daughter Mercedes Curnow died in December, has handed 122,600 signatures to 10 Downing Street, enough to trigger a parliamentary debate, and the Crowlas mum went back to London this week (23 May) to take part in a peaceful demonstration to highlight her mission to lower the screening age for cervical cancer from 25 to 20.

The family has set up the Mercedes Curnow Foundation for the Early Detection of Cervical Cancer which has seen tireless fundraising already to help support the family’s campaign.

Penzance fire crews are holding a ska music night this Saturday, a zumbathon is also taking place and on Sunday, Mercedes' sister Kirsty Medlock will run the Edinburgh Marathon.

Julie Lewis, a medical law expert and Partner at Irwin Mitchell’s Bristol office is representing Sandra. She said: “Mrs Cousins’ determination to keep the issue of cervical screening in the spotlight should be commended. She’s shown incredible courage and determination and we fully support her campaign and are working to help her in any way we can.”

People can show their support for the foundation by visiting and!/pages/Mercedes-Curnow-Foundation-for-the-early-detection-of-Cervical-Cancer/256086177789827