Medical Malpractice

A thirty two year old female patient was seen by her ob/gyn who identified a palpable 1.5 cm x 1 cm lump in her breast during pregnancy. Despite identifying the lump no testing, imaging, tissue sampling, radiography or any other medical measures were taken by the same physician, over the course of two years of treatment, to identify whether the persistent lump was benign or cancerous. In fact, the physician assured the woman, during her course of care, that her lump was nothing to worry about and was likely a clogged milk duct. Approximately two years later the lump was determined to be a malignant cancer. The failure to timely provide the correct diagnosis led to a delay in treatment of the cancer. The matter resolved for the sum of $850,000.00.