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.