Every Australian's nightmare: Doctor tells a father that his new freckle & # 39; completely good & # 39; before he discovers that it is actually a & # 39; fear of death & # 39; is cancer – because complaints against GPs are increasing
- Dean Booth's wife, Monica, noticed that he had a small, raised freckle behind his ear
- He visited a doctor after it increased in size, and the doctor told him that it was & # 39; very good & # 39; used to be
- Months later, Mr. Booth went to another doctor – who confirmed the worst
- Mr. Booth was told that he had an aggressive melanoma and received terminal diagnosis
A man who was told by a doctor that his freckle & # 39; very good & # 39; was later discovered that it was in fact terminal cancer.
Dean Booth & # 39; s wife Monica noticed that he had a small, raised freckle behind his ear, and when the couple saw that it had grown, they went to a doctor.
& # 39; He actually just looked at it and just went & # 39; & # 39; nup, all good & # 39; & # 39 ;, & # 39; said Mr. Booth, 39 An ongoing case.
Months later, the man from Queensland said he felt a tingling sensation behind his ear and so he visited another doctor – who confirmed the worst.
Dean Booth & # 39; s wife Monica noted that he had a small, raised freckle behind his ear (pictured), and when the couple saw that it had increased in size, they went to a doctor
Mr. Booth was told that he had an aggressive melanoma and was given a terminal diagnosis.
& # 39; Apparently the doctors missed the target and I am now in death row because he did not fulfill his duty of care … not a minute goes by that I am not thinking about the position I am in, & # 39; he said. .
Booth posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday that his wrong diagnosis was a & # 39; huge exhaustion & # 39; and that he & # 39; had very few emotions left & # 39 ;.
He claimed $ 1.7 million from a former doctor, who, according to Mr. Booth, was negligent when he told him that his freckle & # 39; OK & # 39; used to be.
& # 39; My whole view of life has now changed. This is something that won't disappear, it's in my mind 24/7, & he told the Cairns Post.
& # 39; Even if I defeat this, I will always think if it will come back, but the chances I have been given are very, very small. & # 39;
Medical negligence lawyer Dimitra Dubrow said patients expected their doctors to be aware of the signs of cancer.
Dean Booth (photo) was told that he had an aggressive melanoma and was given a terminal diagnosis
Her company Maurice Blackburn offers help in making claims about cancer diagnosis for people suffering from & # 39; devastating physical, psychological and financial burden & # 39 ;.
Since 2016 there has been a steady increase in the number of complaints about general practitioners to the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency.
More than 7,000 complaints were received in the past year.
Doctor Gino Pecoraro said that Australia has a high quality standard of doctors who are & # 39; among the best in the world & # 39 ;.
& # 39; But because the diagnosis is difficult and we trust patients to tell us stories, it may be wrong & he said.
Mr. Booth (pictured with his wife Monica and the children Frankie, left and Charlotte) posted a message on Facebook on Wednesday saying that his wrong diagnosis was a & # 39; huge exhaustion & # 39; and that he had & # 39; very few emotions left & # 39;
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