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VIC Can I Sue for Negligence?

Discussion in 'Personal Injury Law Forum' started by John Cookson, 18 August 2016.

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  1. John Cookson

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    Hi,

    I had a swelling of the lower bile duct which blocked it completely. I saw a specialist who put a stent in and cut into the swelling to do a 4 needle biopsy, which proved negative for cancer. I was sent for a 6-needle biopsy (both endoscopic) and was told I had cancer and needed a whipple re-section which was done. I was then told there was no cancer or changed cells, only scarring and inflammation.

    Should I sue for negligence?
     
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    Victoria S Well-Known Member

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  3. Lance

    Lance Well-Known Member

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    I don't know that this would give rise to negligence. The fact that the 6 needle biopsy indicated cancer left the doctor with the option that they presented to you. In a number of cases doctors (and this is a direct quote from a doctor) "make a best guess" with the information at hand. I'm glad you don't have cancer.
     

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