For eight years our 53-year-old client trusted her family doctor and obstetrician to perform routine breast exams. Since none of them ever indicated there was a suspicious mass, she believed it was routine to not order follow up testing. When her breast began to be painful, she returned to her physicians and the small mass had grown. Her initial testing confirmed she had stage 4 breast cancer. Had the proper testing been performed in a timely manner, the cancer would have been discovered earlier and it is likely our client would not have required the mastectomy she ultimately underwent.
The case was handled by Managing Partner Andrew Finkelstein together with co-counsel.