Lawsuit claims delays by St. Peter's caused woman's death

Phil Drake

The estate of a woman who died from cancer is suing St. Peter’s Health, saying it dismissed her oncologist without a backup plan, delayed the results of a CT scan and removed the doctor before the woman could receive treatment.

Carol Aronen had a history of cancer. Aronen was treated with surgery and under the care of Dr. Thomas Weiner, who was fired by St. Peter’s Health in 2020. He has sued the hospital in a pending wrongful termination suit.

Aronen was a patient of Weiner at the time of his dismissal, her lawsuit states. Weiner had ordered a CT scan for Aronen. The hospital took over care of his patients when he was released. The suit states she received her results four months after her appointment with Weiner had been canceled. The results determined she had Stage 4 cancer.

Computerized tomography (CT) combines X-ray images taken from different angles around the body and uses a computer to produce images of a cross-section of the body.

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She died July 14, 2021. She was 74 and a resident of Lewis and Clark County.

“The administration put profits over patients and

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