Woman Diagnosed with Stage IV Breast Cancer as a Result of Misread Ultrasound; Settled for $750,000


A 48-year-old married mother of two children was diagnosed with Stage IV breast cancer one year after a radiologist who reviewed her breast ultrasound reported the study as normal and unchanged from earlier breast imaging. When a lump was discovered one year after the ultrasound, it was biopsied and found to be malignant.  Review of the earlier ultrasound revealed a suspicious lesion, which warranted biopsy.  Had that been done, it was argued that her cancer would have been diagnosed at an earlier stage, with a better chance of cure.  Daniel M. Hodes of Hodes Milman Liebeck, LLP represented the plaintiff; the matter resolved for the sum of $750,000.

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