$1.5 Million Settlement for Misread Mammograms
A woman in her late 30’s, diagnosed with advanced breast cancer, later learned that a radiologist had misread several of her mammograms done in previous years. Evidence was presented that the cancer should have been detected by the radiologist years earlier. As a result of the delay in diagnosis, the patient had to undergo radical surgery for removal of the breast and aggressive chemotherapy. In addition, the advanced staging of the cancer indicated a worsened prognosis. Tremont Sheldon P.C. was able to settle the case for $1.5 million.