$6.5 Million Jury Verdict in Late Diagnosis of Breast Cancer

Maya Cotton underwent a mammogram after she developed a lump in her right breast. The interpreting radiologist allegedly reported that her condition was “probably benign.”

Approximately 16 months later, she was diagnosed as having Stage IIIB breast cancer, which required a bilateral mastectomy, radiation, chemotherapy and hormone therapy.

Cotton sued the radiologist and the radiology group, alleging that they chose not to properly interpret the mammogram, perform an ultrasound and perform a complete examination of her breast lump. The lawsuit claimed that this lack of affirmative action allowed her cancer to spread and become more advanced.

The jury signed a verdict for over $6.5 million, including $1.5 million for Cotton’s disfigurement.

The attorney successfully handling this lawsuit for Cotton was Robert Raymond of Schaumburg, Ill.

Cotton v. Franciscan Alliance
, No. 2011 L 005679 (Ill.Cir.Ct. Cook County).

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling misdiagnosis of breast cancer lawsuits, misdiagnosis of cancer cases, nursing home negligence lawsuits, birth injury lawsuits, and wrongful death 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 Winfield, Hinsdale, Northbrook, Glencoe, Wheaton, Aurora, St. Charles, Lake Zurich, Mount Prospect, Hoffman Estates, Schiller Park, South Holland, Alsip, Chicago (Lake Calumet, Chinatown, Little Italy, Pilsen, East Side, South Shore, Hegewisch, Mt. Greenwood), Vernon Hills, Wheeling, Wilmette, and Niles, Ill.

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

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