West Virginia man says doctor’s negligence worsened his cancer
August 14, 2008 – A West Virginia man has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in Kanawha Circuit Court in Charleston against a South Charleston physician claiming the doctor did not diagnose or treat his cancer, giving it time to spread from his liver to his lungs.
“The failure of the doctor to follow-up the CT scan of July 2006, for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment resulted in a 15- to 16-month delay in life extending and/or life saving cancer treatment,” the suit says.
According to the malpractice lawsuit, the doctor ordered a CT scan in July 2006, and it indicated three hypo dense lesions in the right area of the man’s liver – a sign of hepatic metastasis.
The doctor is accused of not undertaking any treatment to evaluate or diagnose these findings until 15 months later, when another CT scan of the man’s abdomen and pelvis was ordered on Oct. 25, 2007. It revealed extensive metastatic disease in his liver and showed that the cancer had spread to his lungs, the suit says.Weitz & Luxenberg, P.C. – We’re here for you . . .
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