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Known non-healing ulcer perforates colon causing sepsis, several surgeries, permanent colostomy

Edwardsville, IL |

1st gastro doc does sigmoidoscopy with biopsy - 2nd VA gastro does not feel any surveillance is necessary unless there are significant symptoms to justify. Patient tells doc what 1st Gastro recommends and show him the ulcer and biopsy report but 2nd gastro says he is cured of his cancer and doesn't need colonoscopy for 5 years. He is there for nonhealing ulcer. Patient reports change in stool habits in to pcp and she refers him to gastro who said the above. VA gastro only sees patient twice and makes him wait for 5 years. He all the time was reassured by VA gastro that he was okay but he wasn't - his ulcer enlarging and penetrates colon.

Do we have a malpractice case including causation?

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You have not asked a question, but I changed your practice area from personal injury to medical malpractice.

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Does my husband have a case. Worried about causation.

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You have failed to allege permanent injury. Moreover, an oncologist, not a gastroenterologist would determine the appropriate treatment plan for cancer. There is no viable claim on your facts.

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You should contact a local malpractice attorney as soon as possible. If you are dealing with a CA doctor, there are specific rules and deadlines that may apply, so the sooner that you

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Have one of the above malpractice lawyers in your state order your medical records and investigate.

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You should contact a local medical malpractice attorney to investigate the matter for you as soon as possible.

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