This case takes place in New York and involves a female patient who underwent a colonoscopy with a colorectal surgeon. The surgeon thought there might have been a polyp, but it was not removed, nor were there any steps taken to positively identify the abnormality. The interpretation in the report was a normal colon with no recommendation of a follow up. A year later, the patient presented to a physician with blood in her stool and a colonoscopy was recommended. A mass was identified and a gastrointestinal biopsy was taken that revealed aggressive colon cancer. The patient eventually died from the cancer after it has metastasized. It is alleged that the colorectal surgeon deviated from the standard of care when he failed to properly remove the polyp and biopsy it, and when he failed to order an additional colonoscopy within a year to ensure the area was free of cancer.