A West Virginia man is suing Dr. Jonathan M. Zuniga and Kidney Associates for medical malpractice for failing to diagnose his cancer, reports The West Virginia Record.
From September 2002 to January 2008, he visited the clinic at least 20 times seeking medical care and treatment, the newspaper reports. Due to his unresolved medical issues, on February 7, 2008, he saw another physician and was diagnosed with cancer of the bladder, according to the article.
The lawsuit alleges the defendants were negligent because they failed to diagnose the man’s cancer, perform tests to determine cancer and fail to notice significant changes in his blood tests. As a result, he claims he has suffered physical and personal damages that would not have occurred if he had been diagnosed earlier.