Medical Malpractice

$2 Million For Failure To Timely Diagnose Gynecologic Cancer

$2 Million
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We represented the estate of a young woman in her thirties who died as a result of stage IV gynecologic cancer. Our client presented to the emergency room with complaints of lower abdominal pain. Test results from the ER visit indicated elevated quantitative blood HCG levels; additionally, our expert indicated that a CT scan from the ER visit showed there was likely cancer.

Instead of following up with additional CT scans and biopsies, eleven months later, our client was diagnosed with choriocarcinoma and advanced gestational trophoblastic disease/neoplasm. Because doctors should have diagnosed the cancer earlier, her estate received $2 million.