FAILURE TO DIAGNOSE PROSTATE CANCER
In this case, our client underwent a prostate-specific antigen blood test (also known as a PSA Screen) on an annual basis with his primary care physician. Our client was not informed that his PSA test results had risen over a three-year period, and was identified as “abnormal” on a PSA test result. His physician never informed him of the abnormal test results, despite our client having two appointments with the doctor after the doctor having received the abnormal test result indicating our client had prostate cancer.
The doctor inexplicably failed to tell our client about the troubling test results, which deprived him of the opportunity to seek appropriate treatment.
Approximately one year after the abnormal PSA test result, our client’s cardiologist ordered blood work and a PSA test. At that time, our client’s PSA test result was significantly abnormal, and according to his oncologist, the cancer had spread outside the prostate. Our client is currently undergoing extensive cancer treatment and has a significantly reduced life expectancy.
Cases like this can be tragic. The Orlando medical malpractice attorneys at Warner & Warner in Casselberry, Florida, are committed to providing clients like this the absolute highest level of representation, so we can bring them the justice they deserve.