Ross Feller Casey has filed a major medical malpractice lawsuit on behalf of the parents of a 4-year-old Scranton boy alleging that doctors failed to detect he had cancer and allowed the disease to spread for more than two years.
As reported in The Scranton Times-Tribune, the lawsuit was filed by Matt Casey, a founding partner of Ross Feller Casey, on behalf of Vanessa and Nicholas Sabo of Scranton.
In November 2012, the couple took their 1 ½-year-old son, Elijah, to Geisinger Community Medical Center in Scranton to be evaluated for symptoms of an upper respiratory infection.
After reviewing X-rays, doctors reported that there was nothing suspicious. But, the suit alleges, those X-rays showed a 4 centimeter mass in the boy’s abdomen – a sign that the child had early-stage neuroblastoma, a cancer of the nerve cells.
Doctors failed to recognize the mass and never ordered further testing. The cancer was not detected until this February. As a result, the cancer spread to Elijah’s spine, skull, bones and tissue throughout his body, greatly increasing the risk of death from the disease, the suit alleges.
Ross Feller Casey is based in Philadelphia and has a national reputation for winning record recoveries in catastrophic injury cases, including those involving the failure to diagnose and treat all types of cancers.
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