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.
Read The Scranton Times-Tribune Article here.
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