Woman Suffers Permanent Neuropathy Due to Misdiagnosis; Settlement of $950,000
Hodes Milman Liebeck is representing a 69-year-old woman who is suffering from permanent neuropathy due to a negligent misdiagnosis. In Feb. 2014, the woman was referred to a doctor who misread a skeletal x-ray and erroneously diagnosed her as having multiple myeloma. The doctor recommended an aggressive treatment plan that included chemotherapy and a possible bone marrow biopsy and stem cell transplant. In Sept. 2014, the woman sought a second opinion from a multiple myeloma specialist, who correctly concluded that the woman never had multiple myeloma and diagnosed her as having a diffuse sensory neuropathy due to the treatment she had undergone. Hodes Milman Liebeck settled the case for $950,000.