According to a Las Vegas Review Journal article, a physician and alternative medicine doctor in Carson City, Frank Shallenberger, entered a guilty plea admitting to malpractice for failure to diagnosis colon cancer in one of his patients. This misdiagnosis ultimately lead to the patient’s death.
The doctor never performed any tests or examinations after the patient complained of symptoms of bleeding and pain that are frequently found in people with colon cancer. Rather, he treated the patient for hemorrhoids.
Dr. Shallenberger was fined $5,000.00, ordered to take 16 hours of classes on cancer screening, issued a public reprimand, and ordered to pay investigation costs of $6,500.00.
To view the entire article, please go to http://www.lvrj.com/news/9975426.html.
For more information on this subject, please refer to the section on Medical Malpractice and Negligent Care.
Steve is the Managing Shareholder of Steven J. Klearman & Associates, a civil litigation law firm located in Reno, Nevada. He practices primarily in the areas of civil litigation and injury law, and has authored one of the definitive guides to Nevada civil law that is widely used by Nevada judges and attorneys, his book entitled Elements of Nevada Legal Theories.