In family court, she brought false allegations of child abuse, pedophilia and domestic violence. It was a crushing two year experience. Amid this, I lost 25lbs and was very tired. I saw a physician and had a physical exam. The physician and I both were very encumbered by the impact of the abuse charges. We missed 5 obvious signs of lymphoma. I discovered it exactly one year later when it took two feet of intestines. I am stage 4 cancer with statistical 8 year life span. Catching lymphoma at stage 1-2 is curable, stage 4 is not.
After I had the abuse allegations removed, I ended up paying her legal, so she was never censured and the antagonistic behavior continues and my health is poor.
Is this worth any shot?
You need to talk to a personal injury attorney to see if you have a claim of damages from this person. Good Luck
I don't know about suing your ex-wife (probably not worth it), but if your doctor missed "obvious" signs of cancer and delayed diagnosis for a year as you say, you should contact a medical malpractice plaintiff attorney to discuss whether you have a claim against the doctor.
I am sorry for what you have been going through. Let's stop for a minute, you just paid her lawyer fees. If this is the case, why do you think she could pay for any judgment that is awarded?
However, you may have a strong case against your doctor. I know that you have developed a strong relationship with him, but his omission has placed you in a situation where your life has been directly impacted. Even if there is a cure, he missed the signs that prevented you getting treatment earlier. The lost weigh was more likely a result of your condition. Good luck.
There have been cases where a failure to diagnose cancer was a cause of action where a physician performing in accordance with the standards in his field would have caught it.
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