5 Tips To Attain A Successful Family Life

Family LifeThe family is the micro unit of the larger society. Success in family life is critical to success in the society. As a result, the pursuit of success in family life is something we all should be anxiously engaged in.

Those working to build their own families through marriage spend an awful lot of time, energy and money preparing for their wedding instead of preparing for the marriage. It is more troubling because while busying about their wedding, they think and feel that they are preparing for their marriage. These are two different things. A wonderful wedding do not contribute anything at all to a great marriage which is the only road to a successful family life. For those who are not yet married, efforts in preparing for marriage would pay more dividends if it is employed in learning the purpose, principles and practices of marriage according to the author of the marriage and family life, God the Creator.

There are five key tips that can support your effort in attaining a successful family life namely:

· A firm foundation

· Commitment

· Teamwork

· Respect

· Forgiveness

A Firm Foundation

Just like physical structures such as buildings need a foundation that is firmly established to stand the test of time, windstorms, rains and other natural vicissitudes, a family need a firm foundation to be able to stand and grow and provide the platform for people to attain a successful family life.

For some families, this could be a philosophy they came together and formed and decided to live on as their guiding light. For others, it is religion. For some families, it may be a book. However, from my own experience and with some people I have been acquainted with, the Judeo-Christian Bible and some other scriptures used by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints are where they draw the ideology that cements firmly on the ground their family foundation.

The Bible contains information, ideas and strategies God Himself established which represent a firm foundation for building a family.

Faith in God is one of the foundational elements for joyful relationships.


Raising a family is a tough job. It is fraught with challenges. One of the key attitudes towards raising a family is commitment. Commitment also means dedication, promise, vow, obligation, guarantee, duty, responsibility, etc. This attitude is so important that it seems everything else depends on it. It is not possible to attain success in family life without seeing the creation and sustaining of the family life as your responsibility, an obligation and a cause that you have dedicated the whole of your life to. Failure at the family level rubbishes all other forms of successes we can claim as human beings. A commitment to live and die for your family is the only way to feel and think about your family. It must be total. As you think about starting your own family or as you run the one you have now, one thought should pervade all others – I live and die for this family.


When you have not decided to marry, you are a lone-ranger. But when you get married, you have formed the nucleus of what might become one of the greatest teams in the whole wide world. The word team also means squad, group, unit, etc. The word work also means effort, labour, toil, action, exertion.

A marriage relationship is sustained by a team effort, labour, toil, action and exertion. For many couples, marriage relationship is a competition. It should not be so. To have a successful family life, you should work as a team. Think about a typical soccer team. They win only as they work as a team. Think about the relay race team, they win only when they work as a team.


Respect also means reverence, veneration, high opinion, regard, value deference, admiration, etc. Mutual respect is one of the foundational elements for joyful relationships. Mutual respect is so critical in a marriage relationship that I strongly recommend that if people in a dating relationship could not respect each other totally, that relationship should be cut at the point of realization of disrespect from any of the partners. It is challenging to maintain a state of mind of mutual respect. However, if your desire is to attain a successful family life, you need to learn to respect your spouse and this respect should be mutual.


Forgiving those who wrong you is more relieving than the most powerful pain relieving drug on earth. In our efforts and attempts to build a family which involves marriage – a fusion of two different people – think about what happens during the scientific process of fusion – leading to the bringing into the scheme other lives. The process uses heat and also produces heat in the form of arguments, offences and quarrels. All these are necessary challenges of building the most important purpose of the life on earth – a family life. We offend one another – our spouses and children and parents – during this process.

Those who are married for even a few months can attest to the fact that there is always some form of misunderstanding in the process of building a family life.

The challenges may come from family finance, extended family, neighbours, environmental issues, religion, etc. There myriads of sources for problems on the road to building a family life.

The only known cure for these and other challenges of family life is forgiveness. Being right, logical, emotional and deeply sure about the issues on hand cannot help here. Even the apologies of one or both of the spouses cannot help. The only known panacea is forgiveness.

Forgiveness frees both partners and helps them regain the energy and focus required to continue in the process to work for and achieve success in family life.

At present I am theorizing and practicing advanced forgiveness both in family life and in my dealings with all that I have business with.

Think about it.

Francis Nmeribe works out of Nigeria, West Africa and coaches on early retirement planning, multiple sources of income, relationships and personal development. He is the author of a number of bestsellers including “Retire Early To Wealth & Fame, Dating 101: Principles & Practice, Why When And How To Start A Business While Working Full Time, Sex And Responsibility, etc. Visit his blog [] or contact him through email at and or phone +2348178008112.


Family Medicine And Family Physicians

Family HealthTo become a family physician, men and women go through a four-year degree program, they study in an accredited family medical medicine residency program, and an additional three years of training before becoming board certified. A family physician is your one-stop healthcare expert. They treat everyone in the family and they exam, research, and diagnose medical conditions from head to toe. This type of care is called integrated care where a family doctor devises individualized health plans to treat mom, dad, and children of all ages. Family doctors treat a wide range of health conditions and they can be your primary care physicians at any point in your life. Unlike other specialties, family medicine involves coordinating all types of healthcare issues, from a common cold, pregnancies, to treating an acute or chronic illness.

Family physicians must practice at the highest level of medical care throughout the world. They are required to become re-certified around every six years, through American institutions like The American Board of Family Medicine, The American Academy of Family Physicians or the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, all of which have reciprocity agreements throughout the globe for family medicine training. A few of the advantages in being seen by a primary care physician, includes the following:

• family doctors have all of your personal and family medical history because they have been treating you for years.

• physicians that have seen generations of family members can help in researching various genetic diseases, like cancer, if it appears more than once in a generation.

• doctors involved in family medicine environments can perform minor surgical procedures without the added cost of seeing a specialist.

• they improve the lives of the underserved in America and abroad.

Research and clinical studies have proven that U.S. and worldwide primary care physicians have been responsible for lowering the world mortality rates in diseases, such as in cardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, low birth weight issues, obesity, and many other illnesses and health conditions. The statistical results associated with the care provided by family physicians, have proven that they help to increase life spans and control diseases from spreading. Their participation in healthcare has reduced healthcare expenditures, they help to lower hospital admissions, emergency room admissions, and they help to reduce surgical costs.

A family doctor focuses on preventive care, community oriented care, global health, plus they diagnose and manage a wide range of health problems to improve the quality of care in local, rural, urban, and large city health. Even if people are generally healthy, patients benefit by keeping a relationship with their primary care physicians. The physicians support individuals to stay healthy through dietary programs, they encourage their patient’s to exercise to stay physically and mentally healthy.

One of the main reasons that family medicine works, is the relationship that patients have with their doctors. This specialized and confidential relationship is great for individuals who feel comfortable in talking about their medical health with their physicians. Physicians around the world, are available to answer their patient’s questions in a way that forms a trusting bond. This bond creates a trusting relationship, whereby patients will listen and follow their healthcare provider’s advice and directions, thus decreasing chances of spreading contagions.

Family medicine is all about treating the whole person, not just their symptoms. A family physician has a profound effect on the physical, mental, environmental, emotional, and spiritual health of each of their patient’s. Physicians with an intimate knowledge of their patients can help introduce the healing power of hope, love, faith, and trust, as life presents challenges that can evoke depression, fear, grief, and anger. Also, if a physician’s patient requires the need to see a specialist, a family doctor will help coordinate your care. Patients can often feel frustrated and confused when they have to manage the healthcare system on their own. With a family healthcare provider on your side, the whole medical care journey is made easier and less frightening of the unknown.

Refugees have always fled to foreign countries, including the U.S. for a chance of better opportunities for themselves and their family. The present global news events are following refugees today, who are fleeing from their native countries for various reasons. Before being accepted for resettlement, all refugees must pass medical screening examinations, which is often performed by primary care physicians. The physicians perform a thorough examination of a variety of health problems that involve the mental and social health of the refugees. The family doctor’s check for infectious diseases, chronic illnesses, the refugee’s overall musculoskeletal system, and parasites, thus providing immunizations. The information that they gather is shared with that country’s main health agency, which in the U.S. Is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Keller Primary Care Physicians have all of your personal and family medical history because they have been treating you for years.


Next Generation Issues and Solutions For a Family Business

Family BusinessChildren may not automatically want to be part of the family business. Sometimes children who have grown up in the business become bored, uninterested or lack the desire and drive necessary to successfully run the business in the future. They may actually take the business for granted, assuming it will always be there for them. Understanding this going in, a family business can more effectively plan for generational issues in the growth and future of the business.

Preparing the Next Generation

The questions to ask are: Why do children join a family business? What are their motivations?

— To Influence the Family: This can be a good thing or a bad thing, depending on the kid’s underlying motivations. A Family Business should foster a mission which positively influences family members, not provide ammo for the children to attack each other. Positive Influences include:

– Family Education Fund/ Emphasis on Continuing Education

– Foster an Atmosphere of Openness & Learning

– Set good examples for kids to aspire toward

– Ingrain the values of Business Integrity and Ethical Responsibility

– Foster & Promote Civic Duty

– Promote & Support Community Volunteer Work, Projects and Board representation

— To Help the Family Succeed: Success for the Family Business should translate to the success of the Family. Future generations can have better lives, pursue their passions and be happier if part of a cohesive team striving for a better future for the entire family- not just those in the business.

— An Opportunity to Further one’s Career: It isn’t necessary for every family member to remain with the business. Family members should be encouraged to pursue their passions, and the family business can be the proving grounds, the incubator, for family who want to pursue other careers or possible spin off another related business. Often, children find that after working for other companies early in their careers, the Family Business is a great career destination, allowing them to reach their full potential and constructively apply their expertise and experience.

— Like the Family Business: Having a passion for the industry and business the family enterprise occupies is often a major reason why family members join the Company. What also plays into this is the requirement to work outside the Company to gain expertise and experience. When the family member returns to the family business, there is inherent respect for the opportunity given and the successful growth history of their predecessors before them. Having a firm understanding of what makes the family business special and unique creates a strong loyalty and passion for it.

— The Challenge: If family members worked in the family business from a young age, were taught the value of a dollar, went off to college and to work for an outside Company for a several year period, then returning to the family enterprise can be a fantastic challenge to pursue. For this reason, it is important the family business provides qualified family members with a real growth opportunity, a challenge to inspire drive, loyalty and passion in their career maturation.

— Sense of Duty and Responsibility: Some of the older children in the family’s next generations may feel the duty and responsibility to serve their family interests and ensure future succession success of the business. This becomes apparent after the younger children become involved in the Company and sometimes the older child moves onto another career since his or her passion was extinguished by the stress and forbearance of fiduciary responsibility. Or, it is sometimes the older children who spin off a subsidiary or new Company after feeling they have accomplished their role in the Company. It is important to encourage the family’s children to pursue their passions, no matter what industry, and gain outside experience; however, sometimes it is a necessity to have the older child assume responsibilities early on if resources are scarce in the Company’s particular Growth Stage.

— To Make Money: While this is often the number one reason family members join the family business, it is closely followed by the “Liking the Business” category. This relationship certainly makes sense: making money is a major requirement of any career but it is strongly linked to liking what you are doing, the passion factor. A well-prepared family business provides ample growth opportunities for family members to nurture their passion and be well rewarded for it through a competitive Compensation Package.

Considerations when planning and preparing for the next Generation in a Family Business

— When family members are young, have them work on simple jobs on a part-time basis.

– This provides insights into the business, helps them understand the business from the bottom up, gives them a strong work ethic and encourages them to pursue and finish higher education.

— Work for an outside Company after graduating from college to broaden training and background.

– If the family members worked in the lower ranks of the business before and during high school and during the summers in his/her college years, then outside experience can justify moving a family member into a higher position level upon entering back into the business.

— Some tips when preparing for the next generation to join the Company:

– Never allow a family member to work in senior management until that member has worked for someone else for a few years.

– Rotate the family member throughout different positions to cross train, as well as, pinpoint interests and skills.

– Promotions only come when earned, just like everyone else in the Company.

– Devote time every day, preferably over breakfast, for face-to-face mentoring, teaching and training.

– Don’t take business issues and matters back home.

– Reward the family member with responsibility so he or she can learn to manage the business in order to potentially take over or have executive level responsibilities in the future.

– Make sure the family member knows you trust him or her.

– Allow them to make mistakes and fail; give them room to grow and learn. Help them when asked; give them autonomy.

Next Generation Issues and Solutions

Here are some common main generational issues characteristic to family business operations and how to effectively deal with them.

— The Business Owner Who Won’t Delegate: A very common problem in family enterprises is the owner or CEO who can’t let go. Many owners have a strong personal connection to the business which prevents them from allowing next generations to assume more responsibility in the business.

– The second generations are “entrepreneur successors” in training and the business owner patriarch or matriarch should be very careful not to stifle that passion and drive.

– An inherent attitude that an owner’s or founder’s shoes cannot be filled is common in a family business; therefore, it is vitally important to the future continuation of the business for a clear path toward ascendancy for the next generation be established through training, mentoring and delegation of responsibility.

– Best Advice: Hire a Business Consultant to help you work through these issues in order to develop a clear ascendancy plan that is fair, yet, challenging. Establish clear goals and expectations so next generation family members can strive to attain goals and career growth, without stifling their passions and drive. The Business Consultant can bring valuable experience and objectivity to this often controversial issue.

— Next Generation Gaining Acceptance, Respect and Credibility: If a family member has worked from the bottom up during their formative years, gone off to college to earn their business related degree(s) and gained valuable expertise and experience working for an outside firm, give him or her the respect they deserve.

– Next generation members will work hard in the business if they are praised, encouraged and accepted as equals.

– Be careful not to set expectations too high, they should be in line with the family member’s training, education, personality, skills and experience.

– A next generation member should express strong interest in the family business so the family knows of his or her passion, drive and interest level.

– The next generation member should know what their capabilities are and communicate that clearly to the family owner(s).

– A next generation family member should conduct a self-analysis of goals and skills:

* What are my strengths and weaknesses?

* What areas do I need to work on or need help on?

* What other parts of the business do I need to learn about?

* What are my leadership qualities? Are they sufficient?

* What training, mentoring and continuing education do I need to fulfill a leadership role in the family business?

* Am I happy working in the family business?

– Three Stage Training Program for Family members joining the business:

* Stage 1: Initial learning stage to fully understand all the aspects and divisions of the Company: Cross-Training.

* Stage 2: Specialization in a particular skill.

* Stage 3: Become a generalist, learn to manage, motivate and lead. Need to have strong strategic Management Skills.

– The next generation should have mentoring relationships not just with the family founder/ owner/ CEO but also with experienced business people in their industry, preferably one from other family enterprises. Long-term development mentoring support is a vital component in a next generation member’s growth.

– A next generation family member should work outside the family business as this will increase his or her knowledge, experience, confidence, and most importantly, enhance credibility with family and non-family employees alike.

Frank Goley is a business consultant, business turnaround consultant and business coach for ABC Business Consulting. He is an expert in developing, writing and implementing business plans, business funding plans, marketing plans, strategic plans and business turnaround plans. He also offers complete solution business consulting, business turnaround consulting, and web SEO, marketing and development consulting. Frank is author of a business plan book, The Comprehensive Business Plan Workbook – A Step by Step Guide to Effective Business Planning, and he writes the Business Success Strategies Blog.


Young Children And The Advantages Of Family Therapy

Counseling and therapy services have long been common ways to approach the problems often experienced within families, especially when family members face concerns caused by deaths, divorces, and similar other issues. Family counseling can also serve as a powerful way to work with young children, however, helping to fortify relationships between children and other members of the family in a safe and impartial environment.

In some scenarios, members of the family might request that they be allowed to attend these therapy sessions. This is so that they may add their concerns and perspective during the course of these treatments. Family counselors are mental health professionals who are able to integrate the needs of family members regardless of their age and in order to achieve positive, collaborative outcomes that result in a greater sense of well-being for the home in question.

It is occasionally common for parents or guardians to feel uncomfortable to bring their kids to a counseling session. Treatment has occasionally received bias and stigmatization many members of society, and some parents may be worried about the potential of therapy for young children to harm or to produce a social issue.

In the same way that counseling and other mental health services are able to help older people when professionals are caring and maintain the interests of client at heart, such treatment methods can also aid teenagers in reconciling difficult situations and exploring their own thoughts and emotions.

Family counseling sessions can also give a positive introduction to mental health services to the family. Therapy holds a great potential to be of assistance to individuals at some point during the course of their lives, whether during periods of emotional conflicts or distress, or as a simple method to improve one’s potential as well as encouraging personal peace. With valued memories of their time spent in counseling, kids might be more likely to resort to these services much later in the future if the need should ever arise as adults.

The experience found amongst families who go for family therapy sessions with their kids is a positive one. The many difficulties of the home are gradually healed and a good relationship can once again begin. With the right choice of a certified and concerned family therapist, clients are sure to find benefits at every turn.


Will your family be ready for a natural disaster

Disasters can strike at anytime anywhere, will you and your family be ready? You should be aware of the risks in your area. Ask yourself do I live in a flood zone area, is my area known for hurricanes, earthquakes, hail storms, Tsunamis, wildfires, volcanoes, and tornadoes. If so you should plan according to the risk in your area.

Plan in advance where to meet if your family members are separated, like kids being in school, parents at work etc. Also have a certain person in which everyone will call to let them know where they are.

Prepare in advance an emergency supply kit. Figure out how much food and water your family will need for about 4 days. Today there is a variety of food storage containers that you can buy to use in your emergency kit. You can choose from freeze-dried fruits like strawberries, blueberries, peaches, bell peppers, cheese, meats for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Some of the freeze-dried meals are fettuccine alfredo with or without chicken, beef stroganoff, beef stew, lasagna with meat sauce, chicken teriyaki with rice. Than there are dehydrated eggs, butter, tomatoes powder, low-fat granola. After you have everything you need put all your supplies into a large container with handles so that it will be easier to carry, but don’t make it to heavy.

A food storage container can also be used for your flashlight, batteries, radio, first-aid kit, matches, lighters, blankets, extra clothes, shoes, towels, paper plates, paper towels, wipes, plastic spoons, forks, knifes, tooth brush and paste, toilet paper and extra money. Also make copies of your insurance policies, mortgage papers, car information, family pictures, photo albums anything important to you and than burn them on a CD and place it into your container, or just keep the paper copies and put them into the container. Keep an up to date utility bill in the container to show proof that you were living there at the time of the diaster. Put your containers in a place that you can get to quickly.

If you live in a hurricane area the season runs between June and November in the United States. Most hurricanes are usually slow travelers so this will give you time to decide if you are going to stay or leave. If you are going to leave put your containers in the car early so that you will not leave anything. Leave early so that you will not get caught up in the traffic.

Tornado season is usually between April and July but sometimes it may come earlier. Those who have basements, or storm shelters should go there when they hear the sirens. Another safe place will be a room with no windows. If you live in a trailer home you should find other shelter and prepare to take your emergency kit with you.

Will your family be ready for the next natural disaster in your area? They can be if you have an emergency plan, and an emergency kit.

High Energy Biscuits is the beast food for emergencies.


Why Family Business Succession Plans Fail, And Most Do!

During my career I have found that most succession plans fail. The plan itself might or might not have achieved the family’s objectives for family business succession and transition to the next generation, but it ran out of gas before it was ever completed.

It ran out of gas because there was no one in charge, no one without an axe to grind that is, who was willing to ask the hard questions and push for the answers so the plans could actually be created and implemented based on good information.

Most succession plans or estate plans or whatever you choose to call them are sold. That is, someone sold you or your folks or whoever is in charge on the idea that planning for the future succession of the business is a good thing to do and they are just the person to help you do it.

There’s certainly nothing wrong with that, often we must be “sold” in order to break the inertia that surrounds us. When we were kids we had to be “sold” on taking a bath, brushing our teeth, and putting our toys away. It’s human nature it seem, that the things we know down deep we really ought to do won’t get done unless we’re sold on the benefits of doing them right now.

The challenge is that we we’re sold something we either have to stay sold or we’ll lapse into whatever “someday it will all work out” frame of mind we feel comfortable in. To keep the family business succession process moving then means staying focused on the goal and requires, if it to be successful, that someone is anointed as the person to keep pushing the rest of you forward!

For us to stay sold on family business succession planning we’ve got to have someone in charge of the process who’ll collect the information the advisors require. When no one is in charge the data received, if it ever is, by your advisors will probably be inconsistent and/or inaccurate.

Family business succession and ownership transition planning are too important to be left to chance, to the prejudices of others, or even to the pulls and pushes of our personal loyalties. Naturally your professional advisors want to help. They most likely have the competence necessary to help you work through the technical and planning issues – once the personal goals and wishes are clearly identified.

But your advisors need your help too. They need for you to take charge of the process – it’s your company after all – it’s your responsibility – gathering the answers to what’s important is your role – by putting somebody in charge. Somebody who’ll do the leg work. That somebody we call the “planning coordinator”, the person appointed who will make things happen.

When it comes succession and planning the role of the planning coordinator is to act as a sounding board – listening to everyone, and I mean everyone. They must also make sure the word gets through to everyone – whether it’s good news or not.

They must push for answers to their questions always asking for decisions and actions! And they set and keep the planning schedule – keep the heat on – focus on results. The good news is, it does not require any experience to be the planning coordinator – in fact common sense is really all you need.

That and a desire to be part of the solution.


Icps in My Room Proves That Even Juggalo Family Members Need Some Time Alone

If youre part of the Juggalo family and are reading this, youre probably thinking to yourself “The ICP in my room” is sickposters, an ICP album collection, clothing, etc. Youve probably already realized that these horror rap features are one of the things that make your room, your room. Without them your sense of identity would be stripped, and all the Juggalo family in the world couldnt convince you (nor would they try) that your room is better off without it.

However, no matter how much horror rap memorabilia you have in your room, chances are you dont have a romantic relationship with a ghost in your room. In ICPs “In My Room”, thats exactly what happens.

Horror rap is supposed to be weird, thats why the Juggalo family at large has fallen in love with the art form. Yet ICPs “In My Room” is definitely one of the weirder horror rap songs out there. It also goes to prove a pointthat those making up the Juggalo family absolutely cherish their time alone away from mainstream society.

ICPs “In My Room” has Violent J describing to listening members of the Juggalo Family how he cant get wait to get home from school every day so that he can spend time with his sexy apparition.

This quintessentially horror rap relationship is best summarized in one verse of ICPs “In My Room”:

I try to smile a lot but Im always frontin
But Id o love a ghost and at least thats somethin
She dont talk much and when she do, it gets cold
Usually we just lay there and hold each other
Were lovers, we dont need others

As should be expected, what happens next in ICPs “In My Room” horror rap saga involves much blood and much violence, all in the name of a horror rap heroine. I wont spoil it for unfamiliar readers here.

One universal theme shared amongst Juggalo family members, arguably more so than their love for horror rap, is their love for being together, away from the pangs of mainstream society where they dont feel welcome. Of course, the story detailed in ICPs “In My Room” does not happen in the rooms of any Juggalo family members, but theyre appreciation of the subject and song show that they are certainly a unique group of people.

All kidding aside, being ostracized from the community at large does lead Juggalo family members to enjoy horror rap in their rooms alone from time to time. Whats your favorite memory that involves horror rap self-reflection in the company of your favorite horror rap records?

Whatever it is, I hope it doesnt end the same way as Violent Js story did in ICPs “In My Room”.


Family And Doctors Reach Settlement For Death Of Forty Six Year Old Woman

Though a colonoscopy is normally recommended as a screening tool for colorectal cancer for individuals who are fifty years old and older, doctors usually recognize that reports of rectal bleeding by a patient merit performing a colonoscopy even if the patient is younger than fifty. Regardless of whether a colonoscopy or a sigmoidoscopy is performed, though, if the examination is not complete and adequate visualization was not achieved, doctors normally recommendedthat the procedure should be done again. This article considers a wrongful death matter in which these two practices were dismissed by treating doctors.

In this example, a woman complained to her doctor that she was having constipation and observed rectal bleeding throughout a five week interval. This continued for another month. She was forty six years old at the time. Now the primary care physician scheduled her for a consultation with a gastroenterologist to do a sigmoidoscopy to check for the reason for the bleeding and constipation. But, the gastroenterologist only did a sigmoidoscopy rather than a colonoscopy. A sigmoidoscopy merely lets the physician examine up to 40 cm from the anus. While the sigmoidoscopy only permits examination of a limited section of the colon, the doctor documented that the sigmoidoscopy was not finished and that it had not been possible to examine the full length even of the sigmoid. Despite the poor visualization, the gastroenterologist failed to suggest that the procedure be repeated so as to properly examine the sigmoid.

The woman saw her physician for 2 yearly physicals after that and each time told him that she kept experiencing problems with constipation. At one point the physician spoke with the patient’s daughter and although he told her he would give some thought to a colonoscopy at some point in the future he proposed that the patient was suffering from irritable bowel syndrome and simply should eat more fiber. Later on he told the patient to begin taking lactulose. Ultimately, when a physical examination showed abdominal tenderness and a structure suspicious for stool in the colon, the physician ordered a check of her thyroid and at last referred her for a colonoscopy.

Roughly two weeks later, the woman ended up in the emergency room when she experience pain and vomiting while prepping for a colonoscopy. The emergency room physician found that she had a distended abdomen and could hear hyperactive bowel sounds. in addition, the woman had abdominal tenderness, mostly on the lower left. Given these symptoms the hospital physician had her get. The scan found a mass in the sigmoid with metastasis. Two weeks later the patient underwent surgery to take out the 4.2 cm mass. The surgeon found that her cancer had spread throughout a variety of organs. She began chemotherapy for stage 4 colorectal cancer. She died a little over four months following her surgery.

The womans family initiated a lawsuit against the family doctor and gastroenterologist. The law firm that represented the family was able to resolve the case with a settlement in the amount of $2.0 million. The law restricts the time you have to file a lawsuit so if a family member died of advanced cancer and you think they were the victim of medical malpractice you ought to contact a lawyer immediately to establish whether you may have a valid case.