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College President Who Filed Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Dies

Published February 24, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

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 ( 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.

Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney, has extensive experience with medical malpractice claims. Only a skilled medical malpractice attorney has the experience and the resources to thoroughly investigate and to prosecute your case. If you feel you or a loved one in the Rochester, NY area has suffered due to medical malpractice, call our 24-hour answering service! There is no case-review cost.

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