Cancer misdiagnosis results in $3.6 million verdict

The family of a 47 year-old man who died as a result of a misdiagnosed skin cancer that spread to his brain has been awarded $5.8 million by a jury in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A tort reform damages cap however reduces the verdict to $3.6 million.

The medical malpractice lawsuit alleged that the doctors failed to properly diagnose and remove a mole on his back following examinations in both 1998 and 2004. By the time it was discovered that the mole was cancerous in 2006, the cancer spread to his brain and other parts of the body.

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