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Cancer Misdiagnosis Leads to 80% Stomach Removal

by Dr. Trupti Shirole on  November 13, 2011 at 3:36 PM Medico Legal News   - E
A cancer misdiagnosis lead to 80% removal of a man's stomach and 7 sessions of chemotherapy. Graham Lord, 59, from New South Wales (NSW) is suing the Central Coast Local Health District for this gross medical error.
 Cancer Misdiagnosis Leads to 80% Stomach Removal
Cancer Misdiagnosis Leads to 80% Stomach Removal
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On the basis of pathology lab results from the Gosford Hospital, Mr. Lord was told that he has stomach cancer. However, 6-weeks later, doctors at Sydney's Royal North Shore Hospital, where Mr. Lord underwent the operation, told him he never had gastric cancer.

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Mr. Lord has lost 20 kilograms, cannot eat sitting down and suffered from anxiety and depression. He now expects an apology and a payout from the Central Coast Local Health district.

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