$750,000 Settlement for Failure to Order Appropriate Follow-up
- Date: Winter 2006
- Attorney: Carol Forte
- Settlement: $750,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Failure to Provide Follow-up Mammogram, Breast Cancer
Carol Forte represented a woman whose mammogram was read as abnormal. Despite the presence of abnormalities that required follow-up, the treating physician told the woman that her mammogram was normal and he failed to order appropriate follow-up studies and treatment. This resulted in a failure to timely diagnose the cancer. The delay in diagnosis allowed for a progression of the disease process and a worsened prognosis.