$4.39 Million Jury Verdict for Late Diagnosis and Treatment of Cancer

Sean Pedley was 43 when he developed a lump in his left thigh. An internist, Dr. Syed Danish, ordered an x-ray that did not signify or later lead to a diagnosis. Pedley’s mass grew and became painful over the next two years.

When a later biopsy of the mass was analyzed, it showed that it was synovial sarcoma, a soft-tissue cancer.

By the time the correct diagnosis was made, the soft-tissue cancer had metastasized to Pedley’s spine.

In spite of surgery, chemotherapy and radiation, Pedley’s condition became terminal. He had earned about $80,000 per year as an IT professional.

Pedley and his wife sued Dr. Danish and his medical practice, alleging that the doctor chose not to timely diagnose the cancer much earlier, which would have been revealed by a CT scan, MRI or biopsy in view of Pedley’s symptoms.

At trial, the jury signed a verdict in the amount of $4,390,000, which included $300,000 to Pedley’s wife for loss of consortium.

The attorneys handling this matter for the Pedley family were Jeffrey T. Meyers and Timothy M. Takala.

Pedley v. Danish, No. 2014-005867-NH (Mich. Cir. Ct. Wayne County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosed cancer cases, wrongful death cases, medical negligence lawsuits, childbirth injury cases and hospital negligence cases for individuals, families and loved ones who have been injured, harmed or killed by the negligence of a medical provider for more than 40 years, in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Brookfield, Bedford Park, Justice, Hickory Hills, Palos Park, Oak Forest, Robbins, Evergreen Park, Countryside, Chicago (Rogers Park, Roscoe Village, Sauganash, South Chicago, South Loop, Garfield Park, Chinatown, Belmont Gardens, Back of the Yards, Avondale, Lincoln Square, Little Italy, Near North Side), Cicero, Deerfield and Des Plaines, Ill.

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