Robin Mann underwent a screening mammogram at the McGuire Veterans Affairs Medical Center. A doctor there allegedly noted a previously seen mass in Mann’s left breast but did not order an ultrasound.
Approximately two years later, Mann underwent another screening mammogram that revealed no new masses. The following year, she noticed a mass in her left thigh, a small lump in her right buttock and a palpable lump in her left breast. A physician at McGuires Women’s Health Center allegedly diagnosed a benign fibrocystic condition and ordered another mammogram. After undergoing this test, Mann was advised to continue with routine screening mammograms.
The lump in Mann’s breast grew larger. She underwent a diagnostic mammogram, but this allegedly was not compared to the previous images. When an ultrasound did show an abnormal mass, Mann underwent a breast biopsy, which led to a diagnosis of high-grade invasive mammary carcinoma.