Misdiagnosis Claims Man’s Life, Widow Says
OAKLAND, Calif. (CN) – A man died because Kaiser doctors erroneously diagnosed him with liver cancer, his widow claims in Alameda County Superior Court.
Falastein Sadoon, acting as her own attorney, sued Kaiser Permanente and Dr. Charles Chou, on behalf of her late husband, Mohammad Sadoon.
When her husband came to Kaiser suffering from a severe drop in platelets, Sadoon says, Dr. Chou, his treating physician, misdiagnosed him as suffering from liver cancer when he was actually suffering from another undetected disease.
The complaint does not specify what disease Mohammad had.
Instead of healing him, the treatment he received “hastened his death and prevented treatment which would have prolonged his life,” the complaint states.
The doctors did not realize their mistake until a post mortem examination revealed that the liver cancer diagnosis was incorrect, according to the complaint.
If not for the misdiagnosis, Sadoon says, her husband would have lived much longer and could have received proper treatment.
Sadoon seeks general, special, and compensatory damages for wrongful death, medical malpractice, and negligent infliction of emotional distress. She also wants reimbursement for burial expenses. [prayer]