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Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. has always been proud to support cancer research and survivors. We have cancer survivors and primary preparacion para radiografia de columna lumbosacra caretakers on our staff. We have seen firsthand the anguish and devastation cancer can bring to a family, and we have also seen the success of proper treatment and being cancer-free. Our founding partner, T. Paul Tremont, died of a brain tumor in 1999, and we honor his legacy by helping others affected by cancer and ensuring they receive the highest level of medical care possible.

At the Bridgeport, Connecticut, law firm of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C., our medical malpractice attorneys help people understand their rights and pursue their claims for wrongful death or personal injury damages related to negligence on the part of a physician or hospital.


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It’s hard to know how many cancer fatalities could have been avoided if a proper diagnosis of a malignancy had been made in time to save the patient’s life. What makes many forms of cancer dangerous is the risk that it will que es escoliosis dorsal spread through the body and attack tissues or organs that are especially vulnerable or difficult to treat. A timely diagnosis can be just as important as an accurate diagnosis to save a patient’s life.

The cancer misdiagnosis lawyers of Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney P.C. know how to analyze and assess the likelihood that a delayed cancer diagnosis or misdiagnosis could have been avoided if your doctors had taken reasonable care to identify the condition.

Delay estenosis lumbar tratamiento in diagnosis or misdiagnosis can happen in all types of cancer. We review failure to diagnose cancer cases involving skin, breast, cervical, prostate, colorectal, brain and other types of cancer. Many of these cancers have early screeners such as mammograms for breast cancer, colonoscopies for colorectal cancer, or PSA tests for prostate cancer. If these screenings are not performed properly or the results are interpreted incorrectly, then a patient may not be properly diagnosed and not receive the care that he or she needs. This delay in diagnosis or misdiagnosis may hinder his or her recovery time, cause him or her to endure more aggressive treatment, or lead to a premature death.

Attorney Tremont’s client, Theresa, a 79-year-old wife, mother and grandmother, began treatment cirugia lumbar in 1981 with Dr. James Guthrie, who is a colorectal surgeon in Norwalk. She always had a procedure that the doctor recommended to her, which is called a sigmoidoscopy. During a sigmoidoscopy, a trained physician, who specializes in the colon, inserts a long tube into the rectum with hernia lumbar sintomas a camera. The camera allows the doctor to see if a person has polyps that might develop into colon cancer. Theresa was always concerned about colon cancer. Therefore, she had this sigmoidoscopy procedure performed by Dr. Guthrie on 22 different occasions from 1981 until 2001. Theresa thought she was doing all she could to avoid getting colon cancer. Theresa trusted Dr. Guthrie. However, Dr. Guthrie never told Theresa before 2001 that a sigmoidoscopy does not check the whole colon for cancer. The tube used in a sigmoidoscopy is too short to reach the whole colon, so it only checks about half way. The best way to check the whole colon is through a different procedure called a colonoscopy.

She had a cancerous tumor in the part of her colon that Dr. Guthrie had never checked because the sigmoidoscope tube was too short to reach that area. Theresa had surgery done immediately to remove the cancerous tumor. She had a long and hard recovery. She thought she might not make it.

Theresa, however, is a fighter. Over 50 centimeters of her colon was preparacion para radiografia de columna lumbosacra bioimagen removed. The recovery was painful. She had to have six subsequent surgeries to repair a variety of hernias that she developed. She also had to undergo a course of chemotherapy.

Theresa believed Dr. Guthrie had made a mistake by not telling her earlier about the colonoscopy. She believed that if Dr. Guthrie had done the colonoscopy years earlier, the cancer could have been caught in its earliest stages as a polyp and easily removed without having to go through surgery and chemotherapy.

She had to live with fear that the cancer would come back. But Dr. Guthrie denied dolor lumbar izquierdo tratamiento he did anything wrong and produced records he had written, as well as records that others in his office had written, which suggested that he had told Theresa for 20 years to get the colonoscopy but she always refused.

Theresa knew the records were untrue. She knew that before 2001, Dr. Guthrie had never told her about the colonoscopy. She knew that the only way to uncover the truth was to bring her claims to court. Theresa called several lawyers but they refused to take her case dolor lumbar tratamiento. Then she called Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney. The lawyers and staff at Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney believed in Theresa. On behalf of Theresa, we investigated her claims and retained doctors from around the Northeast who believed that the actions of Dr. Guthrie were wrong and who testified that the medical standard required him to perform the colonoscopy.

Dr. Guthrie, however, stuck to his guns hernia de disco lumbar ejercicios. He and his team of lawyers and his insurance company refused to offer Theresa one single penny to settle the case! They argued that the doctor did nothing wrong and that it was all Theresa’s fault because she did not get the colonoscopy as Dr. Guthrie claimed he had told her to do.

Attorney Tremont represented Theresa at her trial in Stamford, which was held at the Complex Litigation Court, a special court for difficult cases. Dr. Guthrie’s legal team brought in other doctors from both Connecticut and out of state to say that Dr. Guthrie did all the right things. Attorney Tremont fought back with Dr. Guthrie’s own evidence. He pointed out that the records in the chart were made in different types of ink and in different dolor lumbar causas emocionales handwritings. Despite Dr. Guthrie’s original testimony under oath that he could identify the handwriting, attorney Tremont was able to prove that some of the handwriting actually belonged to Dr. Guthrie’s wife!

The jury was not happy about what it saw during the trial. The jurors escoliosis sintomas took their jury oath and obligation extremely seriously, and they deliberated three full days before coming to a unanimous verdict. The jury told Dr. Guthrie that he had been negligent and damaged Theresa. Further, the jury ordered Dr. Guthrie to pay to Theresa the sum of $832,000.

A woman in her late 30s, diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, later learned that a radiologist had misread several of her mammograms done in previous years. Evidence was presented that the cancer should have been detected by the radiologist years earlier. As a result of the delay in diagnosis, the patient had to undergo radical surgery for removal of the breast contractura lumbar izquierda and aggressive chemotherapy. In addition, the advanced staging of the cancer indicated a worsened prognosis. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney was able to settle the case for $1.5 million.

A 21-year-old healthy male college student entered the hospital for a simple scheduled biopsy. A CT scan of his chest was done, and he complained of having difficulty breathing when in a prone position. The CT scan showed that a growth on the front of his chest cavity was pressing against his windpipe and practically cutting off his breathing when he laid down. The radiologist viewing the X-ray never put anything about the compromise of the windpipe in the X-ray report, and the CT scan desviacion lumbar report was never placed in the patient’s chart.

When the operation started to remove the growth on the chest cavity, there was no anesthetist available and another doctor was called into the surgery who did not review the patient’s chart or CT scan. As the operation started, the boy stopped breathing when the air tube was escoliosis lumbar ejercicios put into his windpipe. The tube was taken out (extubated) and put back in (intubated) continually over a 25-minute period. Finally, a cardiologist came running into the room, looked at the film, and immediately saw that the air tube was being pushed against the growth, completely blocking off the boy’s breathing. This young man remained comatose for over one month and died. Tremont Sheldon Robinson Mahoney was able to settle the case for $1 million.