Medical Negligence Leaves Bladder Cancer Untreated, Causes U.S. Man’s Death

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Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 26, 2014 – Edward Hines was told he was cancer-free after an operation to remove a bladder tumor. His pathology report showed evidence of cancer, but he was not advised of the results.

Hines’ daughter filed a medical malpractice lawsuit after her father’s death, alleging that the physician, Dr. Alan Sadah, did not tell her father he had bladder cancer despite what the pathology results showed. Not until a year later, when Hines went to another doctor, did he discover that he had invasive bladder cancer. Hines attempted a treatment regime and had his prostate and bladder removed, but he died at the age of 58.

“This death may have been prevented had the doctor advised the patient that he had bladder cancer after his operation to remove a tumor from the bladder,” indicated Litigation Funding Corporation representative Daren Monroe. The lawsuit alleges that Hines’ chances of survival would have been greater had he been told of the cancer diagnosis. Instead, he went a year without any form of treatment.

At trial, Sadah claimed that Hines was told he had cancer, but that he did not follow up regarding treatment options. Additionally, the defendant said no one asked to see the pathology report. 

The plaintiff pointed out that an expert medical witness had written a report that indicated that Hines should have been warned about the extensive follow-up therapy that was required and the high rate of recurrence for this type of cancer. The witness further noted that pathology reports showing serious issues need to be discussed with patients.

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