$2.5 Million Medical Malpractice Settlement
Failure To Diagnose Lung Cancer Leading To Death
Over a period of years, a 73 woman had been experiencing TIAs, also known as "mini-strokes" which would leave her with temporary paralysis. Eventually she suffered a more serious type of stroke that left her with permanent paralysis to one side of her body. She visited multiple doctors including a cardiologist, neurologist, and vascular surgeon to determine the cause of these strokes and many diagnostic tests were performed including CT scans and x-rays.
But despite symptoms consistent with a tumor, and despite a long family history of lung cancer, the doctors and radiologists failed to notice a tumor on the upper lobe of her lung. By the time that it was identified more than a year later, it had grown into a large Stage 3 squamous non-small cell lung cancer that had spread to her vertebrae and spinal cord. Just months later, this mother of three adult children passed away as a result of this aggressive cancer. After filing a lawsuit and after extensive negotiations with the insurance company for the medical providers, a large settlement in the amount of $2,500,000.00 was secured for her surviving family members.