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$1,475,000 SETTLEMENT: DOCTOR HELD ACCOUNTABLE FOR NOT DIAGNOSING BREAST CANCER

Attorney(s): Jacoby & Meyers, Co-Counsel

Settlement: $1,475,000 Settlement

Our 53 year old client suffered pain in her breast for four years, which she discussed with her doctor. Both her and her doctor felt a lump in her breast, but after undergoing an annual mammogram she was reassured she shouldn’t worry about the pain and was given a clean bill of health. As time passed, she continued to complain of pain and insisted on further testing. Testing revealed the lump had grown and a biopsy confirmed she had stage 2 breast cancer. It was later discovered the initial mammogram was misread and early signs of cancer had in fact appeared on the results. Had the cancer been discovered early, it is likely our client’s mastectomy could have been prevented. Jacoby & Meyers, together with co-counsel, was able to settle the case after the doctor’s depositions for $1,475,000.

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