Q: An MD failed to act on critical lab, 6 months later my father had metastatic cancer. How long do we have to file suit?
My Father lived in Omaha Nebraska. His long standing primary care physician did annual PSA tests on my father as his father died from prostate cancer. In approximately February 2017, during annual exam my father had his PSA drawn. The result was critical as it had spiked and Medical standards required immediate action, however my father was never informed. In August of 2017 my father went to the ER for chest pain. They ruled out cardiac issues, performed a CT scan and diagnosed him with gall stones. However, on that CTscan my father had positive retroperitoneal lymph nodes. This finding sent him directly for Prostate biopsy where the diagnosis of Metastatic Prostate cancer was confirmed. Upon diagnosis the cancer had already spread into his bones and lymph nodes, thus making treatment and long term survival highly compromised. The lack of action by the physician left my father’s cancer unchecked for well over 6 months. Failure to act on the dramatically changed PSA result is negligent
I'm sorry for your family's ordeal and that your post remains open for three weeks. Your question was probably overlooked in the Personal Injury category. You could repost under Medical Malpractice and reach out to med mal attorneys. Most offer free initial consults. Good luck
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