59-Year-Old Woman Dies of Breast Cancer Due to Misread Mammogram; Settlement of $680,000
A mother of two suffered an untimely death due to a misread mammogram that delayed her diagnosis of breast cancer by more than a year. She underwent a routine screening mammogram in March 2011, which was incorrectly read by the doctor and not investigated further through additional mammogram views and an ultrasound. When the woman visited a noted breast oncologist in July 2012, he concluded that if she had sought treatment from him in 2011 she would have been diagnosed as having a high grade triple negative tumor with an 80 to 90 percent cure rate. Hodes Milman Liebeck settled the case for $680,000.