$2.75 Million Jury Verdict in Delayed Diagnosis of Liver Cancer

Alan Gadde, who had a history of hepatitis C and cirrhosis of the liver, received care from Dr. Fred Gordon, liver specialist and hepatologist.

An MRI revealed the presence of a liver lesion. As a result of that finding, Gadde underwent a follow-up MRI. The following year, another MRI showed that Gadde’s lesion had grown slightly.

Although a radiologist allegedly recommended a repeat MRI, Dr. Gordon ordered an ultrasound to take place six months later instead of an MRI. After the ultrasound, which did not show the lesion, Dr. Gordon allegedly spoke to Gadde and told him that everything looked good.

The following year, Gadde was diagnosed as having metastatic liver cancer. This led to his death a year later at age 65.

The lawsuit brought against Dr. Gordon alleged that he had chosen not to order a timely MRI as recommended by the radiologist and required by the standard of care. It was alleged that had Gadde been diagnosed earlier, he would have survived.

The jury signed a verdict for $2.75 million. With the addition of prejudgment interest, the final judgment rose to approximately $4.95 million.

The attorney successfully handling this case was Robert Higgins.

Gadde v. Gordon, Confidential docket.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of liver cancer, misdiagnosis of cancer, medical malpractice, wrongful death cases, and birth injury 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 48 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Burr Ridge, Naperville, Carol Stream, Bensenville, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lake Zurich, Highland Park, Calumet City, Chicago (Marquette Park, Pullman, Morgan Park, Beverly, Merrionette Park, Gage Park, Bronzeville, Douglas, West Town, Logan Square, Lakeview, Lincoln Square), Franklin Park, Schiller Park and Northlake, Ill.

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