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I just found out my 93 year old mother has a massive

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I just found out my 93 year old mother has a massive intestinal parasite infection. I am a nurse who has been caring for her the past 5 years. I and my other sibling have contracted the infection. I spoke with a doctor yesterday who stated that the symptoms my mother had over the past 5 years is classic parasite infection symptoms. My mothers dr never addressed this issue. He had been her doctor for over 15 years. The symptoms included episodes of syncope, loss of consciousness, iron deficiency anemia, which eventually leads to stroke. My mother had a massive stroke in 2013.
My question is do you believe this is grounds for a medical malpractice suit?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 1 year ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

I am sorry to hear about your mother's sufferings.

Given that these symptoms were going for a long time, your mother should have been referred to a specialist for further evaluation earlier.

I guess your mother got hook worm infection which usually causes iron deficiency anemia.

Yes this can be a ground for medical malpractice lawsuit.

You will also need to discuss with a malpractice lawyer in your state.

Best wishes,
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