Malpractice from Misreading
Duffy & Duffy secured a $1,931,530 settlement on behalf of a family left fatherless after a rheumatologist misread a man’s chest x-ray, failing to recognize lung cancer. Even though the man had a chronic cough as well as aches and pains in both his knees and ankles (which are both warning signs of lung cancer) – the doctor did not recommend any further diagnostic tests. At the time the x-ray was taken, had the lung tumor been detected, it could have been removed. By the time this man’s cancer was diagnosed a year later, it had spread to both lungs.