College President Who Filed Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Dies
The president of Amarillo College in Texas, who in December 2008 filed a lawsuit for medical malpractice over alleged negligent treatment of his cancer, has died.
Steve Jones passed away on Feb. 22, according to The Amarillo Globe News (Amarillo.com). In his lawsuit, Jones alleged Amarillo Urology Associates failed to properly treat a cancerous tumor in his abdomen in 2007, resulting in his “impending death.” According to the suit, the patient had been told the surgery was a “complete success.”
The suit alleges the doctors spread a cancerous tumor during surgery to remove a potentially malignant tumor in the kidney and failed to provide proper follow-up visits that could have discovered the president’s condition. The suit also listed the president’s wife, two children, and mother as plaintiffs but did not specify an amount for damages.
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