Mr. Doe had a family history of colon cancer. He also had a personal history of ulcerative colitis. He underwent regular colonoscopies.
In 2016, one of the pathology specimens collected during his colonoscopy found to be “indefinite dysplasia.” Dysplasia describes the presence of abnormal cells within a tissue or organ. Dysplasia is not cancer, but it may sometimes become cancer.
Mr. Doe’s treating gastroenterologist allegedly did not note this condition, dysplasia, in his record. Mr. Doe later received a letter indicating his results were normal. He then received a form letter stating that he was due for a repeat colonoscopy in 2019, but this was never done.
In 2021, after suffering increased symptoms, Mr. Doe was hospitalized for abdominal pain, nausea and vomiting. He underwent surgery and was diagnosed as having metastatic colon cancer.
The lawsuit against an undisclosed defendant alleged delayed diagnosis of colon cancer, which Mr. Doe claimed was preventable and treatable if it had been discovered and treated earlier.
Before trial, the case was settled for $1.5 million.
The attorney representing Mr. Doe was Brewster S. Rawls.
Doe v. Roe, Undisclosed docket.
Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of colon cancer, misdiagnosis of cancer, medical malpractice, and birth injury lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Burr Ridge, Naperville, Carol Stream, Bensenville, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Highland Park, Calumet City, Chicago (Marquette Park, Pullman, Morgan Park, Beverly, Merrionette Park, Gage Park, Bronzeville, Douglas, West Town, Logan Square, Lakeview, Lincoln Square), Franklin Park, Schiller Park and Northlake, Ill.
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