Failure to Diagnose Ovarian Cancer
A fifty-nine-year-old woman was referred to a medical imaging facility for diagnostic testing for pain and a lump in her groin, but the radiologist failed to diagnose what she later learned was ovarian cancer. It was not until about a year and a half months later that the patient was referred to an oncologist who advised her that she had Stage 4 ovarian cancer. Due to the radiologist’s failure to diagnose her cancer, she required ongoing chemotherapeutic treatment for persistent, metastatic disease. This resulted in a diminished life expectancy and reduced quality of life. Most importantly, she was forced to retire early employment as a school teacher. Kevin Marciano and Pat MacAvoy were able to obtain a favorable award against the radiologist.