Houston, TX asked in Medical Malpractice for Texas

Q: In December last year I went to the doctor Complaining of a pain in my side. He ignored me.

2 weeks later on 01/02/19 my appendix

ruptured. A cancerous tumor was found.

The rupture put a hole in the colon spreading the cancer.I had to have 5 inches of the colon removed and 19 lymph nodes. 1 of 19 had cancer. After

Surgery the doctor said if I had been sent

to the hospital when I complained of

side pain I would not have cancer. I have

had 3 months of chemotherapy and 3

more to go. Is this Malpractice?

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1 Lawyer Answer
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: I'm sorry for your ordeal. It's possible it could be. But an attorney would not be able to offer you a meaningful response based on the brief facts here, as thoroughly as you have outlined the timeline. If you are contemplating an action based on failure to diagnose or other med mal theory, you could contact an attorney to discuss the matter in further detail. If a Texas med mal attorney felt that you had the basis for a case they could pursue, they would likely request your medical records and review them with a medical professional. Good luck with the remainder of your chemotherapy.

Tim Akpinar

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