$1,500,000 – Late Diagnosis of Cancer

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A woman’s cancer spread and metastasized after not being noticed or treated by her medical doctor, constituting medical malpractice. Our client visited her family doctor and complained of two painful lumps on her head. The doctor ordered an X-ray which came out normal. The radiologist suggested a CT scan as well, but the scan was not performed until 1 year later, when one of the lumps grew to the size of a golf ball. Our client had to undergo surgery to remove the cancerous tissue from her head, but 6 months later, she was told that the cancer had spread to her hip. Later, the cancer spread to her bones, one rib and one shoulder. We contended that a referral of a CT scan could have detected the cancer in its early stages. The case was settled during trial for $1,500,000.
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