$250,000 Settlement for Failure to Timely Diagnose Breast Cancer
- Date: Winter 2009
- Attorney: Mitchell J. Makowicz, Jr.
- Settlement: $250,000
- Practice Areas: Medical Malpractice, Failure to Timely Diagnose, Breast Cancer, Failure to Properly Refer, Failure to Properly Follow-up
Blume Donnelly partner Mitchell J. Makowicz, Jr. represented a woman who had been evaluated for small masses in the breast. Given the findings on imaging studies, she should have been referred for further evaluation but was not. Over a year later, she was diagnosed with breast cancer, at a stage far advanced beyond that which she would have had if she were provided with timely and appropriate follow-up care.