$137,500 Settlement for Late Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma

Over a period of seven years that began in May 2008, Ms. Doe, 50, presented to an HMO complaining of a dime-sized lesion on her right lower leg. Ms. Doe was seen by dermatologists and vascular surgeons. A Doppler study was completed. The doctors dressed the wound and did debridement.

In 2015, a biopsy revealed basal cell carcinoma. Ms. Doe required an extensive incision and suffered significant scarring and muscle loss.

Ms. Doe and her husband sued the HMO alleging that they choose not to timely diagnose the cancer when it was evident. The defendant argued that it had met the standard of care and that its actions had been reasonable considering Ms. Doe’s significant venous insufficiency. There was no claim for lost income.

The parties settled for $137,500.

The attorneys representing Ms. Doe in this case were Jeffrey A. Milman, Benjamin T. Ikuta and Abdas Gokal.

Doe v. Roe HMO.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of cancer cases, wrongful death lawsuits, hospital negligence cases and physician negligence lawsuits 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 40 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Buffalo Grove, Bellwood, Bartlett, Barrington Hills, Glenwood, Hoffman Estates, Tinley Park, Skokie, South Chicago Heights, Riverdale, Sauk Village, North Riverside, Orland Hills, Elmwood Park, Lynwood, Lyons, Markham, Matteson, Cary, Chicago (Roscoe Village, Irving Park, Jackson Park Highlands, Buena Park, Canaryville, Cathedral District, Little Italy, Lincoln Park, Lakeview, Bucktown, Logan Square, Pilsen, Prairie District, Ravenswood Gardens, Horner Park, Hegewisch, Garfield Park, University of Chicago, UIC, South Shore, Roseland), Round Lake, Morton Grove, Mundelein, Lemont and Joliet, Ill.

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