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Seminoma Cancer

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 6, 2006
  • 09:33 PM

My husband is 38 years old and was diagnosed August of 2005:mad: :confused: with seminoma testicular cancer, they told him he was a stage I..did surgery and radiation and ran no further test for 6 months after treatment. At the six month point June of this year they did a abdominal CT. In the mean time he went to see the doctor in June, July and August because he was having chest/back pain and told the doctors he was worried because he has a history of cancer. They diagnosed him with having a pulled muscle. They never ran continuing test when he went in complaining that the pain was worsening, they just gave him pain meds. Well after taking him to an emergency room that had NOTHING to do with our insurance, they ran ONE test a Chest CT and found a LARGE mass on the back side of his left lung at his spine. Needless to say they sent us back to our regular insurance medical group to do biopsy, ect. During this time he became progressively numb so we ended up in the ER again (our medical group) they finally admitted him and figured out that once again he has seminoma at the back side of his lung at the spine. They started chemo which reacted on his spine and he became paralyzed from the chest down.....Malpractice/Neglect????
Whats your option?

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  • I am so sorry to hear about that. This certainly sounds like malpractice or negligence to say the least. It doesn't sound like they were following your husband very closely at all. You will need to seek a good lawyer to follow this one.I wish you the very best.Pamela PerezSanta Barbara, CAP.S. My dad is dying of Stage IVb esophageal cancer and into his liver now so please enjoy all the time you have with your husband.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 4, 2006
    • 11:52 PM
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  • Unfortunately, not that it's right but there is this thing called a consent form that is legal and binding in a court of law. It states everything that could go wrong even stating death and all sorts of things you wouldn't or couldn't think would go wrong. I urge anyone who suspects they may have cancer to have every test that can be done completed. The internet is a valuable tool for everyone and you could learn everything you need to know step by step by researching through google or any search engine. Stick with the dot org, dot gov or any cancer institute that researches cancer. I hope this helps future people stay proactive with their own health. Don't leave all your questions for the doctor to ask. Ask him/her and then do your homework to back up what he/she tells you. Staying informed is the key to your own better health!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 29, 2008
    • 10:06 AM
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  • A consent form is not enforceable in any state against the negligence of the doctor. You cannot consent to negligent treatment--you can only consent to unknown factors beyond the control of the doctor, hospital, etc. which may adversely affect your treatment.
    hankdennemann 1 Replies Flag this Response
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