Posted On: March 8, 2012 by Moseley Collins

San Jose Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Results After Doctor Misses Cancer, Part 2 of 2

It is worth noting that situations similar to those described in this medical malpractice case could just as easily occur at any of the healthcare facilities in the San Jose area, such as Kaiser Permanente, Regional Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital, Santa Clara Valley Medical Center, or O’Connor Hospital.

(Please also note: the names and locations of all parties have been changed to protect the confidentiality of the participants in this personal injury lawsuit and its proceedings.)

The surgeon admitted that he misread the Sept. 21 biopsy.

The surgeon contended that, had the plaintiff been diagnosed earlier, she would still have opted for a mastectomy rather than a lumpectomy. He further claimed that she would then have experienced the same complications, regardless of when she had the surgery.

The radiologist claimed that the May 31 mammogram reading was appropriate.
She underwent a modified radical mastectomy with flap reconstruction. Six out of 12 axillary lymph nodes sampled showed evidence of metastatic disease. She then underwent chemotherapy and radiation therapy.

The plaintiff developed problems with the flap wound, requiring several more surgeries. She eventually underwent a modified radical mastectomy on her right breast, and a further repair of a hernia at the old flap site.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.

The plaintiff worked with her husband as a long-haul trucker, earning about $50,000 annually. She can no longer work as a trucker, due to her ongoing surgical complications, and must find a new profession.

The plaintiff sought damages for medical expenses, lost earnings and pain and suffering.
SUMMARY:
RESULT: Settlement
The parties settled for $750,000 prior to trial.

For more information you are welcome to contact Sacramento personal injury lawyer, Moseley Collins.