$1.95 Million Settlement Reached in Late Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Lawsuit

Doe, age 35, was hospitalized for treatment of pneumonia. Doe’s pneumonia cleared, but follow-up X-rays taken one month later and seven months after that showed a suspicious lesion on her lung. The radiologist interpreting the X-rays chose not to note or record the lesion.

Almost three years later, Ms. Doe underwent a CT scan, which formed the basis of a diagnosis of Stage IV inoperable non-small cell lung cancer.

The lawsuit alleged that the delayed diagnosis of lung cancer reduced Ms. Doe’s chances of survival from 85% to 10% in that the lesion measured 1 cm when first seen but had grown to 3.5 cm by the time she received the diagnosis.

The defendant argued that the delayed diagnosis did not change the Doe diagnosis. Before trial, the parties settled for $1.95 million.

The attorneys handling this case for Ms. Doe were Kevin Donius and Ralph Sbrogna.

Doe v. Roe, Confidential Docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of lung cancer lawsuits, physician negligence cases, radiology negligence lawsuits and hospital negligence cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Forest Park, Oak Park, Cicero, Aurora, Franklin Park, Rosemont, Morton Grove, Kenilworth, Glenview, Wheeling, Long Grove, Wood Dale, Chicago (Portage Park, Humboldt Park, Wicker Park, Bucktown, West Town, Avondale, Roscoe Village, Beverly, Wrigleyville, Old Town, Gold Coast, Noble Square, Ukrainian Village, River West), Bensenville, Elmhurst, Glendale Heights, and Carol Stream, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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