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Delay in Diagnosing Cancer Leads to Metastatic Spread

Medical Malpractice Settlement for Millions

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Our female client presented to the hospital with a small mass near her nipple. Without performing a biopsy which was required to rule out cancer, the radiologist examining our client’s ultrasound opined that her lump was a sebaceous cyst (a noncancerous bump beneath the skin).

Over the next four years, our client continued to present to medical providers, complaining the lump had increased in size and was painful–a clear sign of cancer. The correct tests were never ordered for our client and her mammograms were deemed normal by every doctor she presented to. A biopsy was eventually performed and our client was informed that the mass she had been feeling for nearly five years was in fact cancer and not a sebaceous cyst.

Our lawyers argued that had our client’s cancer been discovered in a timely manner, there would not have been metastatic spread of the cancer throughout her body. As a result of the doctor’s negligence our client required a more aggressive treatment plan and the cancer may return to her body. Rosen Louik & Perry settled this case for millions of dollars.