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Plaintiffs awarded $3 million in medical malpractice lawsuit

On Behalf of | Mar 8, 2024 | Medical Malpractice

When California residents need medical care, they rely on the expertise and skills of doctors and nurses. However, successful medical care requires that certain steps and timelines must be followed. Unfortunately, if mistakes happen in any part of the treatment process, the patient can suffer serious or fatal consequences. 

Medical malpractice lawsuit 

Recently in another state, a medical malpractice lawsuit was filed after alleged negligence led to a woman developing terminal cancer. According to the lawsuit, the woman visited the defendant for a CT scan concerning a small lump near her ear. Allegedly, the doctor said her scan results were normal and did not recommend further treatment or testing. According to the claim, a few months later the woman noticed the lump had grown larger, so she saw another doctor who recommended she undergo surgery to get the mass removed.  

The lawsuit alleged that, after the mass was removed, the pathology report found that the woman had stage IV cancer, which had metastasized in her liver and bones. The plaintiffs claim that the defendants failed to appropriately evaluate and treat the woman’s condition, which led to her developing terminal stage IV cancer. Reportedly, a jury sided with the plaintiffs and awarded them $3.38 million. 

Help for victims and families 

Patients who need medical attention place their trust and lives in the hands of their health care providers. However, doctors and nurses are human and will make mistakes. Those in California who have suffered injuries or the loss of a loved one due to medical malpractice or negligence have the right to contact an experienced attorney and explore their options for legal recourse. Damages from a successful lawsuit could help victims and families pay medical expenses.