59-year-old Graham Lord is suing Australia’s Central Coast Local Health District, after he was falsely diagnosed with cancer, underwent seven rounds of chemotherapy and had surgery that removed 80 percent of his stomach.
The Gosford, Australia resident told the Sunday Telegraph: “I was told that the tissue taken from me during that gastrectomy was examined through the pathology department at Royal North Shore (Hospital) and the lymph nodes that were taken out showed no evidence of cancer.” A second test confirmed the results.
As a result of the botched surgery, Lord has lost 20 pounds, suffers from anxiety and depression, and can no longer eat sitting down.
“He would be seeking an apology from the hospital in terms of an admission of liability and compensation for his injuries,” Anna Walsh, Lord’s lawyer, told ABC Sydney.
Walsh said that a pathologist at Gosford Hospital, where the initial flub occurred, already apologized to Lord.
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