Significant six-figure recovery - A 53-year-old nurse from Johnstown, Cambria County, experienced a three-year delay in diagnosing her breast cancer. A claim was filed against the radiologist who misread her mammogram and the surgeon who did not properly treat a lump in her breast. Although the woman is still alive today, the delay in diagnosing her breast cancer may cause her to have a reduced life expectancy. A large six-figure award was obtained for her.
Significant six-figure recovery - A wife and mother from Beaver County underwent regular mammograms, but on one of her mammograms a cancerous spot was "missed." As a result, there was a two-year delay in diagnosing her breast cancer. Although the woman survived, her risks of dying prematurely in the future were increased. In a claim against the radiologist and hospital, which interpreted the mammogram, we obtained a large six-figure recovery for this woman.
Significant six-figure recovery - A retired school teacher from West Mifflin developed breast cancer, which should have been discovered a few years earlier on a mammogram. We filed a legal claim against the radiologist who read the mammogram and received a large six-figure recovery on behalf of this woman even though she was still alive.
Significant six-figure recovery - An elderly woman from Beaver County went into the hospital to have a mastectomy for breast cancer. Due to a series of mistakes by the nurses and doctors, the surgeon removed the wrong breast. Although this did not affect the woman's recovery and prognosis from the breast cancer, we obtained a very large six-figure award for the trauma of her having an unnecessary mastectomy.
Significant six-figure recovery - A middle-aged woman from Uniontown was complaining of an abnormal lump in her breast. Her family physician assured her that it was nothing to be concerned with, and, therefore, a biopsy of the lump was never done. Finally, more than a year later, a biopsy was performed and it was determined that the lump was cancerous. Although the woman survived, the delay in starting treatment could have a significant effect on her future life expectancy. We filed a medical malpractice claim against the family physician and obtained a substantial six-figure recovery on her behalf.