You have a mass that is discovered on your kidney by your primary care doctor.
As a result of this the doctor sends you out to a specialist to get a second opinion as to the mass.
The second opinion doctor runs tests and explains to you all of the options available to you.
Based on this information you decide to have a biopsy and cryo procedure done.
The cryo procedure goes well.
However, the doctor does not get a good sample from the biopsy and explains to you that you may want to think about having a second biopsy.
A few months later you go back to your primary care doctor and explain what happened with your procedure.
Based on this conversation with your primary care doctor, you decide to have another renal specialist to examine and give you an opinion as to the mass.
This doctor looks at the records and notes from the cryo procedure and primary care doctor and comes to an opinion that the mass may be cancerous.
However, this renal specialist does tell you all of your options available and that it may be a good idea to wait and see how things look in a few months before taking any action.
Because you are really concerned that the mass may be cancerous you decide to have the mass removed.
The doctor explains all of the issues present with removal, namely complications due to the fact that a cryo procedure was recently done.
You take all of this information and decide that you still want the mass removed.
The doctor removes the mass and pathology determines that the mass was not cancerous.
Based on the fact that the mass was not cancerous you want to know whether you have a good Maryland medical malpractice case.
In cases like this, it is important to remember that your case is going to revolve around the standard of care.
Another way to look at it is what would a reasonable and prudent doctor do under the same circumstances as the doctor treating you?
Because the doctor who removed the mass gave the patient all of the options available, and noted that it may be better to wait and see, the doctor did what most doctors would advise in this type of situation.
Since renal cancer is a different type of cancer than say breast cancer, the options of treatment are not the same.
Add to this, a bad result does not mean that you were automatically the victim of medical malpractice.
If you would like to speak to someone regarding your renal/kidney cancer case this is what we invite you to do if your matter happened in Maryland.
Pick up the phone and give us a call.
We can be reached at 301-850-4832.
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