CHICAGO–A Cook County man is suing an oncologist, alleging a canceled appointment led to his elderly father’s death from prostate cancer.

Raymond Noble, son and next friend of Willie G. Noble (deceased), filed a lawsuit Nov. 30 in Cook County Circuit Court against Dr. Nelcar Gadrinab, alleging medical malpractice.

According to the complaint, when Willie Noble’s prostate cancer went dormant in 2010 after nine years of treatment, Gadrinab discontinued shots and other remedies in favor of monitoring the PSA levels. When the cancer returned in September 2013, the suit says, Gadrinab did not resume the shots he had previously given Noble.

The suit alleges an appointment Gadrinab canceled in December 2013, allegedly to take a month-long vacation out of the country, led to the spread of Noble’s cancer and subsequent fatal stroke in April 2014 at the age of 98.

Noble seeks damages in of more than $50,000. He is representing himself.

Cook County Circuit Court Case number 2015-L012074.

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