A woman was awarded $24 million in a medical malpractice suit against her doctors for the failure to diagnose her breast cancer lump. The woman claims she had complained of a lump in her breast to her doctor but her doctor assured her not to worry about the lump until her next visit. At the next visit, the doctor decided not to order a mammogram. Not until the woman saw her doctor’s partner was her lump diagnosed as breast cancer that had spread to her liver. The medical malpractice jury verdict is believed to be one of the largest in the state’s history.
Read more about the failure to diagnose cancer case here.