A 59-year-old man from New South Wales, Australia, has dragged the Central Coast Local Health District to court for misdiagnosis.
Graham Lord claims that he was misdiagnosis with cancer, and was made to have 80 per cent of his stomach removed and underwent seven sessions of chemotherapy, but later told that he had no cancer.
After misdiagnosis with cancer, Mr. Lord was put under a gastrectomy for around six months at Royal NorthShore Hospital in Sydney in January 2010.
In his complaint filed with the New South Wales Supreme Court, Mr. Lord has claimed for injury, loss and damage due the alleged misdiagnosis. His case is being handled by lawyers Maurice Blackburn.
Speaking on the topic, Mr. Lord’s lawyer Anna Walsh said, “There are nutritional issues and that leads to the need to have ongoing medical assistance as well as the need to have psychological counseling to help him get over this terrible event.”
After operation, Mr. Lord lost 20 kilograms, and is now unable to eat sitting down. He is also suffering from anxiety and depression.