10 months ago, I received a notice from the Mammography clinic where I had a mammogram done, in another state, advising me to have an MRI due to a suspicious test result. I spoke with the doctor at the hospital in Ganado, AZ about having it done. He examined me, & told me that he could not feel a lump, & told me that the MRI was not necessary. He told me "You do not have cancer, you don't need an MRI!". In December 2011, back home in Indiana, I found out that I have "advanced stage 4 cancer". I have roughly 1 year to live. My Oncology doctors have urged me to file suit against this "careless" doctor. I AM STAYING WITH MY PARENTS IN INDIANA. WHERE DO I NEED THE ATTORNEY TO BE LICENSED IN ORDER TO FILE SUIT?I "was" a traveling nurse, at the time...I can no longer "help others" in that capacity, but hopefully we can save someone else from the same fate, as me. I may not live to see this through, but I have a son, who is a new "daddy", who will soon be without a "Mom", who can see this through to the end. I have grandchildren, who will probably not remember "Gramma". I was told, in Oncology, that I could have had a "lumpectomy" several months ago and not had the cancer metastasize! The doctor was "concerned, because my insurance would not fully pay for an MRI that he felt was not necessary"! If that doctor in Arizona had done his job correctly, I could be in "remission", instead of planning my funeral! God help others with Breast Cancer in Ganado, AZ! I AM HAVING A TERRIBLE TIME FINDING A GOOD ATTORNEY IN ARIZONA, WHO IS NOT AFRAID TO TAKE THIS CASE ON! WHY? I get "strong" answers on avvo.com, but med mal attorneys "buckle" at expense of case on phone?
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