Cox Health Class Action
Bailey and Oliver law firm has filed a class action lawsuit against Lester E. Cox medical center, for over-radiating more than 70 patients. This is really a very sad situation. Most people go to the doctor expecting to receive treatments which are going to help them. They don’t go expecting to shorten their lives.
Statistics support the fact that cancer drastically shortens a person’s life. Radiation treatment is designed to keep the cancer at bay for as long as possible so that those stricken with cancer can live extended lives, or hopefully go into remission. In this case, due to an error in calibration of a radiation machine, many patients received more than 40% more radiation than they needed. One of our clients, Mr. Zilius, had to hear the following horrifying words, from his wife’s doctor. “We fried her brain.” Can you imagine? You like to hear encouraging words from your doctor, not “We really messed up, sorry.” Sadly, Mrs. Zilius passed away due to this error. That is a tragic way to end a 37 year marriage. Unfortunately, she was not the only one. She was 1 of 40 to people to pass away because of this negligence.
There are a lot of news stories that have been written since the filing of this action. Here are some links to a few of them.
If you or someone you know was affected by this terrible mistake, please contact us immediately.