May 2013 Archives

Man gets $59,820 after incorrect terminal cancer diagnosis

A judge in Helena, Montana, has awarded a man $59,820 after he was incorrectly diagnosed with terminal brain cancer. In this case of medical negligence, the man was told by a doctor at the Fort Harrison VA Medical Center that he only had months to live. As a result of this devastating news, the man sold his truck, quit his job and even thought about taking his own life.

Woman sues after husband dies of liver cancer

A woman has filed a wrongful death lawsuit against Kaiser Foundation Hospitals, Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc., and Southern California Permanente Medical Group. The lawsuit alleges that it was the defendants' failure to diagnose her husband's liver cancer before it reached the terminal stage that lead to his death. In addition, the lawsuit alleges the defendants' did not treat the man according to the applicable standard of care.

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