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$5.5 Million Awarded in Cancer Misdiagnosis

Published March 9, 2009 by Scott Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney

Nashville’s “The City Paper” reports a Columbia couple has been awarded $5.5 million in their lawsuit against pathology lab, PCA Southeast, for not detecting the woman had cervical cancer when testing a pap smear in 2004.

Once the cancer was found the woman had to have surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy to treat the tumor. The lawsuit alleged if the pap smear had been read correctly in 2004, the woman would not have had to endure such severe consequences. Because the lab had previously admitted fault, the trial centered only on the damages to be awarded to the patient.

The attorneys for the laboratory have announced that they plan to appeal the decision.

The key to the successful treatment of cancer is an early diagnosis. If you feel you or a loved one has suffered because of a cancer misdiagnosis, turn to Scott C. Gottlieb, Injury Law Attorney. Call our 24-hour answering service at 607-235-2754 or use out online contact form.

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