$1.2 Million Settlement : Failure To Communicate A Breast Cancer Diagnose

Our 52-year-old client routinely attended her annual physicals with her gynecologist until the gynecologist moved out of the area. Our client relied upon her family doctor to prescribe her mammograms, which were timely performed. Having not heard from the primary care physician, our client presumed the mammogram was negative and she had nothing to worry about. Unfortunately, the mammogram detected early-stage cancer, the primary doctor was told about it but he never called our client to advise her. As a result of not being informed, our client lost the opportunity to treat her breast cancer while it was in the early stages. As a result, she was forced to undergo far more aggressive chemotherapy than she would have required. The primary care physician consented to a $1,200,000 settlement. The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein together with co-counsel.

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