Colon cancer claimed in med mal suit
Patricia J. McBride filed suit against Belleville Family Medical Associates and John J. Boeren, III, M.D. claiming a tumor in her color metastasized due to medical negligence.Recognize that a broad polypoid lesion measuring three centimeters was at high risk for development of future colorectal cancer purely on the basis of size alone;
Represented by Paul G. Schoen of The Rex Carr Law Firm in East St. Louis, McBride is seeking in excess of $100,000 in damages.
According to the suit filed Nov. 7 in St. Clair County Circuit Court, McBride underwent a colonoscopy on Jan. 16, 2006. She claims the defendants failed to:
Obtain adequate tissue from biopsies;
Recommend that a repeat colonoscopy be performed;
Perform a polypectomy;
Refer her to a gastroenterologist or surgeon for evaluation;
Inform her of the significance of the polypoid lesion found during the colonoscopy; and
Recommend any follow-up treatment.
McBride claims she was required to undergo chemotherapy and has experienced pain and suffering, incurred medical expenses and lost wages.