Failure to Diagnose Colon Cancer – Sample Case
Akron & Canton, Ohio
65-year-old woman filed a lawsuit against her gastroenterologist for failing to do a "complete" study during a routine colonoscopy, resulting in the Dr. failing to diagnose colon cancer.
65 year old woman went for a routine colonoscopy. The colonoscopy was performed and did not reveal any problems. Two years later, she was diagnosed with colon cancer. At the time the colon cancer was diagnosed, it had already spread and she died within one year of being diagnosed. Before her death, the woman and her husband questioned why the cancer had not been found at the time of her colonoscopy. She was familiar with the fact that colon cancer typically grows at a slow pace and therefore she sought the representation of Angela Vagotis. It was determined that the gastroenterologist who performed her colonoscopy did not do a "complete" study, meaning that he did not advance the scope to the cecum as the standard of care requires. Her colon cancer was found beyond the anatomical spot where he stopped the procedure.
If you believe your physician may have failed to diagnose your colon cancer, you may have a claim. Be sure to consult a medical malpractice attorney immediately to investigate the matter, as there are strict time limitations for pursuing these types of cases.
For help with your failure to diagnose claim, contact medical malpractice attorney Angela Vagotis at 330-456-4122 or fill out this form.