Posted on Monday, November 21st, 2011 at 8:59 pm
An Australian man is filing suit after he was misdiagnosed with stomach cancer. The 59-year old father says he underwent chemotherapy and had 80 percent of his stomach removed before doctors realized that he had been misdiagnosed.
In 2009, the man received lab reports from Gosford Hospital which diagnosed him with stomach cancer. After 7 chemotherapy sessions and surgery to remove 80 percent of his stomach, doctors at another hospital where he had the surgery informed him that he never had stomach cancer.
The father says he suffers from depression and anxiety after the misdiagnosis. In addition, due to the surgery, he can no longer eat sitting down.
In the lawsuit, the man is seeking compensation for his physical and mental injuries and an apology from the hospital. The man’s attorney stated, “There are nutritional issues and that leads to the need to have ongoing medical assistance as well as the need to have psychological counselling to help him get over this terrible event.”
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