WESTPORT, CT — Robert “Bob” McCurdy, a former college basketball star from the 1970s who lives in Westport, is dying of late-stage cancer due to the negligence of Norwalk Hospital when staff gave him the wrong amount of chemotherapy medicine, his attorneys claim.In a lawsuit filed this week in Stamford Superior Court, McCurdy’s legal team from Silver Golub & Teitell LLP claim their client was given only 25 percent of the dosage he was supposed to receive of the drugs Fluorouracil and Mitomycin to treat his anal cancer.McCurdy had been prescribed the drugs by Daniel Boxer, MD, who is also named in the lawsuit with the hospital’s Whittingham Cancer Center. But McCurdy’s attorneys claim that neither Boxer, multiple nurses, pharmacists and an oncologist, caught the under-dosage error. And by receiving only a quarter of the amount of the drugs he was supposed to receive, McCurdy’s cancer spread and will kill him, the lawsuit claims.”Sadly, we cannot change what happened to Bob, but we can hope that this lawsuit will help make the public aware of the potential dangers of medical negligence and faulty hospital pharmacy systems,” said one of McCurdy’s attorneys, Peter M. Dreyer. “Patients seek treatment at Norwalk Hospital’s… Read full this story
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