A doctor failed to diagnose a man with bladder cancer so the man filed a medical malpractice case against the doctor. A jury found the doctor responsible and awarded the man $1.6 Million.
Between June and November 2003, Kordek saw Dr. Marwaha for issues with frequent urination and other symptoms. Kordek’s kidneys became obstructed by a mass in his bladder, which eventually caused a drop in his kidneys’ ability to remove waste from the bloodstream – a condition called renal failure.
Kordek was diagnosed in November 2003 with stage-four bladder cancer and renal failure by another doctor at Rochelle Community Hospital. Treatment options were limited, given Kordek’s advanced condition, according to a release from Martin Nolan, Kordek’s attorney.
Testimony given during the trial stated that the man only has a slim chance of living to the age of 50. The award was the second highest on record in the county for medical malpractice.
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