Medical Malpractice – Failure to properly perform a lumpectomy

$2.75 Million Settlement

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Our client, a 58-year-old housewife, presented to the defendant doctors after a mammogram disclosed a suspicious breast mass. Defendant surgeon performed a lumpectomy (removal of the mass) but failed to completely excise the mass. A follow-up mammogram performed 18 months later showed that the mass had more than doubled in size and metastasized to our client’s liver. As a result, the cancer was diagnosed at Stage IV. The lawsuit claimed that if the lumpectomy had been properly performed, the cancer diagnosis would have been made at Stage I or II, and her chances of survival would have been greater.