Illinois jury awards $1.6 million in failure to diagnose bladder cancer

An Illinois jury recently awarded $1.6 million to a man who suffered medical malpractice when his doctor failed to diagnose bladder cancer. The man went to his doctor, complaining of frequent urination and other issues. A mass in the man’s bladder was obstructing his kidneys, which led to renal failure. When the man went to see another doctor, that is when his condition was correctly diagnosed as bladder cancer. However, by that point, the cancer had already progressed to stage-four bladder cancer, which severely limited the man’s treatment options.

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