Medical Malpractice Cancer Cases
Pittsburgh Delayed Diagnosis of Cancer Lawyer
Failure to Diagnose to Cancer (Sarcoma of Chest Wall); Misdiagnosis of Breast Cancer
Substantial seven figure settlement in a medical malpractice case where Westmoreland County physician, a cancer doctor (oncologist), failed to diagnose an early stage chest wall sarcoma (soft tissue cancer) in a woman being treated for breast cancer. Even though the breast cancer was caught early it (was only stage I), the defendant oncologist misdiagnosed it as a Stage IV tumor and denied the patient definitive treatment and also subjected her to many cycles of unnecessary chemotherapy. Further, the defendant oncologist utterly failed to diagnose the sarcoma and allowed it to grow to the point that it required a total removal of her sternum. Both cancers now have a high likelihood of metastasis. The settlement has now allowed the patient to provide for her family and also for her future medical care.
Federal Tort Claims Act Against Veteran’s Administration – Failure to Diagnose Liver Cancer – Wrongful Death
$1,000,000.00 settlement in Federal Court under Federal Tort Claims Act against US Government for the family of a US Army Veteran from Missouri who died from a liver cancer that went undiagnosed by his treating health care providers at the Veteran’s Administration Hospital in Pittsburgh. The settlement helped to provide for the future financial security of the deceased veteran’s wife and children and also will help to fund the continuing education of the decedent’s adult children.
Medical Malpractice Settlement – Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer
Mid-six figure settlement in a medical malpractice case where physicians failed to diagnose breast cancer in an Allegheny County woman when it was at an early stage.