Ms. Doe, who had a history of breast cancer, underwent regular breast MRIs. After a tumor was identified on an MRI, her treating radiologist reviewed previous scans and allegedly confirmed that they had been misread as normal for several years. By the time the correct diagnosis was issued, Ms. Doe’s breast cancer had spread to her lymph nodes.
Ms. Doe required chemotherapy and radiation and now has a reduced life expectancy. Furthermore, she incurred $341,000 in medical expenses and $19,000 in lost income.
Ms. Doe sued undisclosed defendants for choosing not to timely diagnose and treat her breast cancer. Had Ms. Doe received an earlier diagnosis, it was claimed that she could have been treated successfully with surgery.