Medical Malpractice – Failure to properly appreciate elevated PSA levels

$2.2 Million Settlement

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Our client, a 46-year-old married man, underwent PSA testing ordered by his internist as part of a routing physical exam. Despite an elevated PSA, the internist did not refer our client to a urologist and failed to order a follow-up PSA test for nearly two years. When the follow-up PSA was ultimately done, the cancer had spread. As a result, our client was diagnosed with a late-stage prostate cancer. His prostate was removed, and he was forced to undergo hormone therapy. We claimed that if the diagnosis was made sooner, his chances of survival would have been greatly increased. The case settled before trial.