My father's MISSED cancer diagnosis-legal help.

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My father's MISSED cancer diagnosis-legal help.

by Mauis on Thu Aug 04, 2016 01:13 AM

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Hello and thank you in advance for your time. 

Please, I would like any input into this devastating MISTAKE by my father's doctor.

In October 2015, my father was diagnosed with an Aortic Anuerism. They operated in February of this year and he has since had a successful and full recovery. First week of July, he started coughing up blood. Went back to doctor. Doctor read  my father's original CT scan report from October and saw that Renal Cancer had been written on the report. This is THE FIRST TIME he had read the four page report provided by the radiologist. HE CALLS IT A 'MISSED DIAGNOSIS'! The radiologist wrote the report, my father's doctor DID NOT READ THE REPORT in October when he received it. Straight from the Doctor's mouth to my father and my mother. NINE MONTHS have passed since the radiologist found my dad's cancer. He has now(last week of July) been diagnosed with Stage IV Renal Cancer that has metasticized to his lungs and possibly esophogus(we will know the report on the esophogus within the next week). His prognosis is nine months. Needless to say we are in pursuit of sueing the hospital as I type this. 

What can we expect? Is this an open and closed case? 

Any money that will help in my father's treatments(possibly out of state or out of country) are desparately needed and my family is overwhelmed and angry and devastated to say the least. 

Can anyone advise or give us some hope?

Thank you sincerely. 

RE: My father's MISSED cancer diagnosis-legal help.

by Mauis on Thu Aug 04, 2016 01:45 AM

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I wrote MISTAKE, but it was NEGLIGENCE. 

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by IndianaDaughter on Mon Jul 23, 2018 10:19 PM

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I wonder what happened considering this was dated Aug. 2016.Yes -- negligence I hope you sued and you won and your dad is still with us. I am looking at a case of negligence as well – only my mother’s isn’t that cut and dry.

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by Dlynn1210 on Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:57 PM

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Mauis has not posted anything since August, 2016. 

Diana

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by IndianaDaughter on Tue Jul 24, 2018 12:51 AM

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Thank you Diana.

RE: My father's MISSED cancer diagnosis-legal help.

by Mauis on Tue Jul 24, 2018 02:18 AM

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Hi there, Thanks for your response. Unfortunately we cannot find a lawyer who will take the case. My father passed away six weeks after his diagnosis.

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by IndianaDaughter on Tue Jul 24, 2018 02:45 AM

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I am also sorry to hear your father passed away.

Personally, I have reached out to two firms thus far - but it is time consuming. I just heard back from one of them the following day (last week) and then tonight the other once sent me a follow up email wanting to talk further... It is not with the firm I copied and pasted contact info -- but I just wondered how far you have exhausted your search.I skipped my city of 200k population and went for Chicago and Indy.

Howwver -- that's the last thing I want is to have a lengthy lawsuit stem on for years - but I'm sure that's what it would be if in fact a lawyer will take mine.

When reading research like this below -- it makes me want to hold someone resposible for shortening my mom's life.

  • Arecent studyfound that nearly one in three patients with a pancreas tumor were first told they’re symptoms arose from a benign condition. That’s 16,320 people every year, left to suffer from debilitating symptoms and prescribed ineffective drugs.

  • Some of these patients are the victims of medical negligence, although few know it. Pancreatic cancer makes it hard to know; the disease rarely presents symptoms until having metastasized beyond the point of surgery. But negligence  and misdiagnoses shouldn’t be ignored.

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