In March of this year My wife suddenly noticed a bulg in my stomach. This bulge is to the side of my belly button and at first was small and non painful. I visisted my general care doctor and was refered to a internist surgeon as well as given an appointment to get an ultra sound. This ultra sound was set for the following tues this being a thursday. Over that weekend the bulge seemd to get bigger and was becoming painful so on Monday I call the Internist surgeon and asked if I could come in now and be seen which was allowed. When the doctor saw me he declared I had a hernia and that surgery was needed the following day. I informed him that i had an appointment for an ultra sound on Tues and his office called anc canceled for me. After recovering Tues from the surgery i was informed that I did not have an hernia and that the the doctor had scoped my galbladder as well to see if that was the prolem but nothing could be found. On my return visit after a week at home the doctor informed me that he had no clue what the bulge was and from his stand point he could do nothing else for me. I have since had the bulge diagnosed as a lipoma and is scheduled for removal on sept 12th.
I have recieved bills from the Internist that the insurance will not pay and I dont feel I am liable for as the work done was incorrect "what should I do"
I missed 3 weeks of work and have to live with the scar from surgery in addition having to wait some 3 months to get the lipoma removed. I state this as its important to note that even my clothing rubbing across the bulge is painful at this point it wakes me up at night as well. "Do I or should I litigate with the doctor for his misdiagnosis.
Thanks in advance for any and all advice I hope i got all the details in there but will provide more if needed.