Man claims misdiagnosis resulted in removal of organs, sues Tulane University Hospital

By Leslie Gamboni | Jul 11, 2013

Tulane Hospital

NEW ORLEANS - After undergoing numerous medical treatments resulting in an array of diagnoses, a New Orleans man is suing Tulane University Hospital and physicians.

Richard Sanderson filed suit against Tulane University Hospital/Clinic, Dr. Jack Saux and his malpractice insurer LAMMICO on May 8 over treatment that began in 2009 when it was found through a bone marrow biopsy that he had dyspoietic myeloid, a disorder within his blood cells. The plaintiff alleges he was then referred to another doctor at Tulane University Hospital for primary care but claims that he received no treatment.

Sanderson asserts he went to see Dr. Jeffery Saux to whom he was referred to by an attorney.

Saux allegedly diagnosed Sanderson with myelodysplastic syndrome (MDS). Following the diagnosis the plaintiff underwent numerous chemotherapy treatments, biopsies and other tests. Sanderson claims that Saux misinterpreted pathology reports and misdiagnosed him. The plaintiff contends he has continued to seek treatment and claims that other physicians have rooted his health problems to a liver disorder.

Sanderson alleges Tulane failed to report and properly order tests and therefore weakened his chance at better health. The plaintiff asserts that he has undergone the surgical removal of his gallbladder and spleen since his misdiagnosis.

An unspecified amount in damages is being sought for pain and suffering and medical expenses amongst other damages.

Sanderson is being represented by the The Daly Jr, J Michael Walker Law Firm.

The case has been assigned to Division L Judge Kern A. Reese.

Case no. 2013-04389.

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