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ARTICLE ID 195766

$________ – Medical Malpractice – Primary care physician negligence – Failure to timely fiagnose and treat bladder cancer – Wrongful death of 65-year-old decedent.

Withheld County, MA

In this negligence matter, the plaintiff alleged that the defendant primary care physician was negligent in failing to timely diagnose and treat bladder cancer in the decedent teacher. The defendant denied the allegations, and disputed any deviation from acceptable standards of care.

The male decedent, aged 65, had been treating with the defendant primary care physician for a number of years. The decedent had complained of bloody urine on several instances to the defendant during a two-year period from ________ through ________. The plaintiff contended that the defendant failed to take any action to diagnose the cause of the bloody urine, and failed to properly communicate with hospitalists during the decedent’s two brief hospitalizations. The plaintiff contended that the defendant physician’s failure to timely diagnose and treat the decedent’s bladder cancer resulted in the decedent’s untimely death. The decedent was diagnosed with Stage IV bladder cancer in June ________, and died six months later in January, ________.

The defendant denied the allegations, and disputed that there was any deviation from acceptable standards of care. The hospitalists, who treated the patient during the two brief hospitalizations, were also named as parties, and later dismissed as part of the settlement.The parties agreed to resolve the plaintiff’s claim for the sum of $________.

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