$1,000,000 Settlement for Failure to Perform a Timely Breast Ultrasound
- Date: Summer 2009
- Attorney: Carol L. Forte
- Settlement: $1,000,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose, Failure to Perform Ultrasound, Breast Cancer
Carol Forte represented a woman with a lump in her breast but whose mammogram showed nothing. Despite the presence of the lump and the negative findings of the mammogram, the defendants failed to recommend and/or perform a timely diagnostic ultrasound and biopsy of the suspect area. This failure to test resulted in a delay of the diagnosis of the woman’s cancer and a progression of the disease process to a stage where her prognosis for recovery was worsened.