Wrongful death suit alleges delayed diagnosis of patient’s cancer

A wrongful death suit alleges a patient with esophageal cancer did not receive a repeat endoscopy to timely diagnose his condition.

Brenda Lapointe, Special Administrator of the Estate of Alfred Lapointe, deceased, filed a complaint on Oct. 26 against Shakeel Ahmed, M.D., and Center for Gastrointestinal Health S.C., alleging wrongful death and other claims.

Lapointe alleges in her complaint, that her husband, Alfred LaPointe, was diagnosed with esophageal cancer in November 2021 and died in March 2023. She claims he was under the care of the defendants for the treatment of reflux disease. Lapointe alleges the defendants negligently failed to notify or schedule her husband for a repeat endoscopy, which led to his death. She claims her husband did not know or could not have known of his condition prior to his diagnosis because of the defendants’ negligence.

Lapointe seeks monetary relief of more than $75,000, plus interest and all other just relief.

This article was first published in Madison Record.

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