Do we have a case for negligence if my husband’s doctors did not follow the standard of care for his condition?

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Do we have a case for negligence if my husband’s doctors did not follow the standard of care for his condition?

My husband was diagnosed with prostate cancer and his prostate was removed. His PSA started to rise and a CT scan showed cancer in the pelvic bed. No CT scan was done for 18 months despite a rising PSA and prior positive CT scan until my husband requested one. By then the cancer grew so large that it blocked the right ureter causing severe hydronephrosis to the right kidney. This required a nephrostomy tube with drainage bag and ureteral stent which has to be replaced every four months. He received radiation to the pelvic bed but cancer continued to spread throughout his body. He is now on chemotherapy. This occurred 7 months ago.

Asked on May 12, 2013 under Malpractice Law, Michigan

Answers:

Tricia Dwyer / Tricia Dwyer Esq & Associates PLLC

Answered 7 years ago | Contributor

Hello. An attorney may perform an investigation of the matter. I urge you to seek private attorney counsel at this time. I specifically recommend you do not inform the medical professionals or hospital, if applicable, that you are conferring with an attorney. 

Some attorneys, myself included, will confer for free, at no charge. Then, if legal work is performed, some attorneys, myself included, will provide a reduced fee for need. All the best 


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