$600,000 Settlement for Failure to Perform Colon Cancer Screenings
- Date: Winter 2006
- Attorney: Mitchell J. Makowicz, Jr.
- Settlement: $600,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Diagnose Cancer, Colonoscopy, Failure to Take Proper History, Failure to Perform Tests, Colon Cancer, Wrongful Death
In this medical malpractice/ wrongful death case, a woman died at 56 years of age due to undiagnosed colon cancer. Despite a strong family history of the disease, her personal physician did not obtain a history from her for 7 years after the first office visit. When her physician learned of the family history, he did not recommend any type of colorectal screening (including colonoscopy) or perform any exams to screen for colon cancer. Mitch settled this case on behalf of the estate for $600,000.