Stacey Ferguson is suing her medical practitioner for alleged medical negligence. It was back in the year 2010 when Stacey Ferguson booked for an appointment with a practitioner. The lady from Queensland had a scab on her face that worried her. After scans, she was diagnosed with basal cell carcinoma. It is a type of skin cancer, and after the necessary treatment, the basal carcinoma was removed.
When the surgery was done, Stacey went for another scan. The scan showed that the cancer levels were not alarming. However, she needed to undergo a second surgery. The second surgery was to help eliminate the growth. She had several visits to the particular clinic in five years. During the same duration, she was able to have her second surgery done. Stacey was not satisfied with the recovery process. She then decided to visit a different doctor. The practitioner then referred her to a specialist who would assist her.
The specialist recommended for another surgery. During this surgery, a large part of her right eye was removed. The region was replaced with muscles from her back. She underwent skin grafting to enhance her facial appearance. After the incident, she sues her four former medical practitioners and the clinic. She filed a case at the supreme court located at Brisbane. Stacey was suing them for medical negligence. She claimed that the doctors didn’t do the surgery correctly. The doctors also did not direct her to the appropriate specialists who would assist her.
During the whole process, Stacey has spent a lot of funds trying to ensure that she would be fine. She now can’t also take her kids out like she used to do it before the surgeries. People tend to stare at her, and it has led to the deterioration of her self-esteem. The treatment process keeps her worried that the growth may develop again.
Her lawyer based his argument on the recent medical negligence cases in court. An example was a victim who had been miss diagnosed with melanoma. The patient showed the growth to the doctor and told him it is growing. His claims were brushed aside by the medical doctor claiming he was okay. After some time, he was diagnosed with melanoma which had developed. The patient was also diagnosed with cancer.
Mr. Booth, the victim was in shock and sued the medical practitioner. If the practitioner was concerned, the melanoma would have been treated earlier. His life is never the same since the diagnosis was carried out. If you feel unsatisfied with what the doctor tells you, you may seek a referral. A second opinion may make a better analysis. It would also assist in preventing the development of cancer or any other alarming disease.
CHECKING FRECKLES AND MOLES.
Chris McMillan, the chief executive for the cancer council, advises people to know their skin. You should be able to tell when your skin is on a normal condition or not. It assists you to identify any changes that may occur on your skin quickly. Any skin changes like color or shape should get you worried. Visit a practitioner for medical assistance. His primary worry was the cases of undiagnosed and untreated cancer.…