Colon Cancer Not Diagnosed On Xray Medical Malpractice
Our client from Beaver, Pennsylvania went to his family doctor complaining of fatigue and weight loss. The doctor ordered blood work and this blood work showed that our client could be suffering fom internal blood loss. The family doctor ordered a barium enema. The barium enema showed an abnormality suspicious for colon cancer. The doctor radiologist who performed the barium enema told the family doctor that the abnormality was probably caused by feces in the bowel. The family doctor agreed with the radiologist that the abnormality was caused by feces within the bowel and not colon cancer. No follow up was ordered. Eight months later, our client had a colonoscopy and a large cancerous tumor was found in the exact location where the abnormality had been seen on the barium enema. By this time, our client's colon cancer had already spread to the liver and now his cancer was untreatable and he died. We investigated the case and our experts told us that if our client's doctors had taken the proper action our client would have lived.
We filed a lawsuit and the doctors paid money to compensate our client's family for their loss.
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Colon Cancer Not Diagnosed After Colonoscopy Medical Malpractice
Our client had a colonoscopy in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The doctor found a polyp in our client's colon and attempted to remove the polyp during the colonoscopy. Following the colonoscopy he informed our client that he had removed the polyp. In fact, the doctor was unable to remove the entire polyp during that colonoscopy. The doctor recommended a repeat colonoscopy in six months to a year. Our client returned to the same doctor eight months later for a repeat colonoscopy. At that time the doctor found that the polyp was still there and was in the process of regrowing. The doctor again attempted to remove this large polyp during the colonoscopy. Again, the doctor was unable to entirely remove this polyp. The doctor told our client that she could either come back for a repeat colonoscopy in six months to a year or have the polyp surgically removed. Our client then contacted a surgeon and scheduled surgery to have the polyp completely removed. During the surgery, our client was found to have metastatic colon cancer and she died a few months later. We had the case reviewed by colon cancer experts and they found that our client's doctor had been negligent in failing to diagnose the colon cancer. The doctor settled the case and paid money to our client's family.
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