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Patient alleges doctor failed to follow up on lab work, leaving liver cancer undiagnosed

By Noddy A. Fernandez | Mar 20, 2017

BELLEVILLE — A patient is suing Family and Sports Medicine Shiloh and a doctor for allegedly failing to perform follow-up lab work, leaving his liver cancer undiagnosed.

Mickey Orr filed a complaint on Feb. 3 in the St. Clair County Circuit Court against Richard Derby, M.D., and HSHS Medical Group, doing business as Family and Sports Medicine Shiloh, alleging they failed to properly diagnose the plaintiff with liver cancer.

According to the complaint, Orr alleges that in May 2015, he began treatment with Derby, an employee of HSHS Medical Group. Orr's lab work necessitated further tests, including tests for liver cancer. However, he claims the defendant did not obtain those results, leaving his liver cancer undiagnosed at the time.

As a result, Orr claims he suffered permanent injuries, disability and loss of wages.

The plaintiff alleges Derby and HSHS Medical Group failed to order additional blood work, failed to order an abdominal CT scan and failed to make a timely referral.

The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks judgment in an amount greater than $75,000 plus costs and any other further relief the court deems proper.

He is represented by Thomas Q. Keefe Jr. of Belleville.

St. Clair County Circuit Court case number 17-L-45

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