Jury Awards Woman 3.35 Million Over Delayed Cancer Diagnosis
Southfield, MI (Law Firm Newswire) November 1, 2017 – A 54-year-old Philadelphia woman won $3.35 million in damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit as a result of a delayed breast cancer diagnosis.
The jury in this medical negligence case found that two radiologists and the hospital were negligent in 2012 and 2013 in failing to diagnose the patient with breast cancer, despite the woman undergoing numerous mammograms that indicated suspicious calcifications.
The patient had regular mammograms since 2009, when another physician first noted calcifications in her breasts. A more in depth exam was requested and the hospital radiologist deemed the growths to be benign. The woman continued to have yearly mammograms and was told there was no evidence of cancer.
During an appointment with her gynecologist in 2013, the woman noticed a lump in her armpit. On examination, the doctor found another lump and ordered further screenings. The woman was finally told late in 2013 she had stage 3 breast cancer. As a result, she underwent several invasive, painful surgeries that would not have been necessary but for the delayed diagnosis. “According to the woman’s attorney, the delay in diagnoses and treatment, increases the chance that the breast cancer may return,” added Daren Monroe, Litigation Funding Corporation representative.
“If your physician misdiagnoses, fails to diagnose or belatedly diagnoses a disease, you may be entitled to compensation,” said Monroe. “In such a case, you need to determine your legal options by reaching out to an experienced medical malpractice lawyer.”
While compensation can help with damages, waiting for a settlement can be a financial disaster for the plaintiff. Unable to work and with little to no cash flow to pay bills, plaintiffs face a difficult time trying to maintain their finances. Litigation funding, also referred to as a “lawsuit loan,” can help.
A “lawsuit loan” or pre-settlement funding is not like a traditional bank loan. It is a cash advance based on the strength of the case alone. The applicant does not make monthly payments, there are no upfront fees, and there is no need for a credit check or employment verification. If your case settles or goes to a jury verdict, repayment of the lawsuit loan is made at that time. If the case is lost, plaintiffs are not obligated to repay the loan.
“The process to apply for litigation funding is quick, easy and hassle-free. Typically, approved applicants get their money within two working days,” Monroe explainedLearn more at http://www.litigationfundingcorp.com