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.
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.