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Medical malpractice lawsuit alleges that doctor caused cancer to spread

A woman recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against her gynecologist. The complaint alleges that her gynecologist accidentally cut open a tumor he removed from her ovary and never informed her of his surgical error. The tumor the doctor cut enabled cancer cells to spread into her abdomen. Although the tumor was removed in 2002, the woman only found out last year by a doctor at Mayo Clinic that the gynecologist had accidentally cut into her tumor and caused the spreading of the cancer. The Mayo Clinic doctor told her that he learned it from her medical files.

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