My mother in law is 52 years old. She went to her physician about a year ago complaining GI problems. He told her it was IBS and not to worry. She suffered with "IBS" for about 6 months before going back when problems became worse. He then told her again not to worry, and she should wait until the fall (about 6 months) to have a colonoscopy. About 3 months after that she went to the ER one night with severe bleeding, and following numerous tests/scans and a colonoscopy was diagnosed with stage 4 rectal cancer, also now in her liver and lungs.
We are all horrified that the doctor did not recommend a colonoscopy as a screening immediately when she came to him about a year ago, especially when she is over the 50 age mark. Do we have a case for a malpractice suit?
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