Docs sued for not timely treating colon cancer
A St. Clair County woman and her husband are suing a pair of Belleville doctors for failing to timely treat her colon cancer.Take a thorough history regarding gastrointestinal complaints with a history of blood in the stool;
Michelle and Todd Traube, represented by Rex Carr of the Rex Carr Law Firm in East St. Louis, names Deborah McDermott, M.D. and Mark Feldman, M.D. in a four-count suit filed July 28 in St. Clair County Circuit Court.
Traube's complaint states that she was McDermott's patient from January through November 2005. She claims McDermott, a general practitioner, was negligent for failing to:
Obtain records from the previous care provider to obtain a more thorough history;
Appreciate history of blood in stool and gastrointestinal history in January 2005;
Order a flex sig or colonoscopy in a timely manner.
Todd Traube claims that he has been deprived of the consortium and service of his wife.
According to the complaint, Feldman, a gastroenterologist, failed to timely perform a coloscopy. Traube was Feldman's patient beginning in September 2005.
The complaint does not indicate when Traube was diagnosed with colon cancer.