Woman Finds Out About Her Misdiagnosis from a Business Publication

Posted By Regan Zambri Long, PLLC || 6-Nov-2017

A medical malpractice lawsuit against University of Kansas Hospital alleges that a misdiagnosis caused a patient to undergo an unnecessary surgical procedure. According to the lawsuit, the patient had portions of her pancreas, gallbladder, intestines and bile duct removed after a pancreatic cancer diagnosis. She later discovered that she did not have pancreatic cancer after reading about herself in a business publication.

According to the publication, the doctor responsible for the diagnosis and other hospital staff had tried to cover up the error. The doctor responsible for the misdiagnosis added false information to the patient’s medical. Another doctor who called for a review of the patient’s medical records was blocked by hospital administrators.

A review by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) discovered that the doctor responsible for the medical mistake was not certified to provide a pancreatic cancer diagnosis.

According to the lawsuit, the patient continues to live with complications caused by the unnecessary surgical procedure and misdiagnosis. The doctor responsible for the misdiagnosis, the surgeon, University of Kansas Hospital and other parties are named as defendants in the lawsuit.

Was My Misdiagnosis Caused by Medical Malpractice?

Patients who are misdiagnosed can be harmed in multiple ways. They may receive unnecessary treatments. In other cases, they may not receive treatment in time to halt the progression of a disease. As a result, patients can die or suffer unnecessary health complications. The consequences could depend on the circumstances of the misdiagnosis, the patient’s health and other factors.

If you or a loved one were harmed by a misdiagnosis, then you should speak with a medical malpractice attorney. It may be possible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit against the health care practitioners, hospital or other parties who are responsible for the misdiagnosis. Damages from a lawsuit may help pay for expenses caused by unnecessary or delayed treatments.

The Washington DC medical malpractice attorneys at Regan Zambri Long, PLLC can investigate your claim to help you determine whether you have options to file a lawsuit.

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