A thirty-five year old woman felt a small lump in her breast. On three occasions, she visited her family physician, who repeatedly misdiagnosed the condition as a generalized infection of the breast called mastitis. The physician did order a mammogram: however, the study was misread by the radiologist. The woman’s breast cancer progressed untreated for five months, until it was diagnosed by another physician. By then the cancer had spread to the woman’s lymph nodes. Despite two surgeries and aggressive chemo-therapy, the woman died three years later. We were able to prove that the delay in treatment sufficiently lowered her chance of survival from breast cancer, so as to meet the legal requirement of increased risk of harm. As such we were able to obtain a sizeable settlement for the woman’s estate against her medical providers.
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