In late May, WVLT-TV reported on the story of a Tennessee woman whose doctor failed to diagnose cancer in her foot.
Reportedly, the woman is urging anyone who has a lump or any type of medical issue that they suspect could be serious to have it checked out and always get a second opinion. After she had a doctor check out her foot, he said she had a cyst. However, when the problem persisted, she sought a second opinion and was diagnosed with Epithelioid Sarcoma, which is a rare cancer. By the time the second opinion revealed that her first doctor had misdiagnosed her, the cancer had begun spreading from her foot. Despite having her leg amputated, the cancer spread to her brain and lungs.
She was given a life expectancy of two to three days. Upon receiving the news, the woman made plans to marry the father of her children and love of her life. Her wedding day was also her 28th birthday. Tragically, she passed days later.
What Should I Do If I Have Been the Victim of a Cancer Misdiagnosis?
In the video below, medical malpractice attorney Nancy Winkler talks about a case we handled involving a mother who was the victim of a cancer misdiagnosis.