$1,250,000 Awarded to Women in Misdiagnosis Case

DATE OF VERDICT
August 15, 2006

COURT AND COUNTY
Supreme Brooklyn

AGE
42 years old

DESCRIPTION OF CASE
Plaintiff presented to a New York City Hospital with a lump in her breast. After undergoing a mammogram, Plaintiff had a biopsy of the breast, which was read as negative. Approximately nine months later, Plaintiff was diagnosed with breast cancer. Plaintiff claimed that Defendants negligently performed the biopsy, thereby failing to diagnose her breast cancer in a timely manner.

INJURIES/DAMAGES
Breast cancer necessitating mastectomy.

VERDICT/SETTLEMENT AMOUNT
$1,250,000

NOTE
This case was settled prior to Defendant depositions. The matter was handled by Jeffrey A. Block and S. Joseph Donahue of the firm.