Orange County Physician Subject of Two Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

Orange County Physician Subject of Two Medical Malpractice LawsuitsSo far in March 2012, Dr. Minch K. Fong, a physician practicing in Orange County, California, has had two medical malpractice lawsuits filed against him, Orange County Weekly reports.

According to the news source, Fong, a Mission Viejo physician and surgeon, has been named the defendant in two unrelated cases in the Orange County Superior Court. In the first case, the family of a deceased man claims Fong is responsible for the patient’s death.

On March 14, Susan Gralneck’s attorneys filed a five-page lawsuit alleging that Fong and the South Orange County Hematology Oncology Associates, the Laguna Hills medical center where Fong works, misdiagnosed Gralneck’s husband, and gave professional care that was below the level of standard, allegedly resulting in his death.

Only two days before Gralneck’s lawsuit was filed, Fong was the focus of another medical malpractice suit. The complaint, filed by Louise Cote and her husband Marc Raymond, both of Mission Viejo, states that Fong did not provide radiation treatment that was up to industry standards, in turn causing a painful all-over body rash. The couple also claims Fong made a medical decision concerning the use of chemotherapy without consulting the patient first, according to the media outlet.

The lawsuit states that Fong’s actions resulted in “great mental, physical and nervous pain and suffering,” and also led to heavy medical costs. In the complaint, the couple says it is seeking at least $400,000 in damages.

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