Q: My mom was a cancer survivor and was seeing her oncologist every 6 months to be sure no cancer returned. In 2018 they
Found a spot on her liver, but ignored it and told her don’t worry. Fast forward to April 2021 she was in pain and made an apt. They made her wait till late July to come in, when she did, they ran tests and she was diagnosed with stage 5 terminal cancer that had already spread to her bones and liver. Do you think I have a case in suing her oncologist?
It depends a lot on everything that happened between 2018 and 2021, and whether the type of cancer she got was likely very curable in 2018 and 2019.
As a cancer survivor myself, I know that we hate those six-month and annual CT scans. But they are very important and universally recommended.
It would be very important to know how the “spot on her liver” changed in her 2019 and 2020 CT scans. Or if she skipped those.
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