(WXYZ) - Marie Huddleston says she went to St. Joseph Mercy Hospital in Ann Arbor with chest pains 5 years ago.
Some tests were conducted on her chest and abdomen and eventually she was told she had a clean bill of health.
It turns out she didn't.
Her doctor only checked the test results for Marie's chest. The abdomen test results were allegedly neglected, and cancer kept growing on Marie's kidney. According to Huddleston’s attorney Sherwin Schreier, by the time she was diagnosed with cancer 5 years later-- the tumor had doubled in size.
Huddleston had to have her kidney removed.
In 2009, she filed a lawsuit suing the doctor, IHA of Ann Arbor, and the hospital. It was appealed, and the court ruled Huddleston can go forward with her suit against the doctor and IHA, but not the hospital.
St. Joseph Mercy had no comment at this time.
James Brazeau, the attorney representing the doctor and IHA told 7 Action News he was disappointed.
“We will consider other options including appeal,” said Brazeau.
When this goes to trial, Huddleston and Schreier want to prove that because her test results were not reported to her, it resulted in an injury which eventually caused her to lose an important organ.
Huddleston’s attorney hopes to go to trial sometime next year.
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