Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Filed Concerning Failure to Diagnose Eye Cancer

The parents of a 4-year-old child have filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against Halifax Health in Daytona Beach for failure to diagnose retinoblastoma, a cancer of the retina that is the most common malignant tumor in children. The filed complaint accuses Dr. Dr. Andrea Thorpe, a physician at the hospital’s Keech Health Center, for failing to properly diagnose the cancer in spite of having examined the child on eight separate occasions between May 2009 and November 2010. A visit to an ophthalmologist in February 2011 revealed the retinoblastoma after an MRI was administered.