A Failure To Diagnose Breast Cancer Cost $4.5 Million Dollars
In this case, the failure to diagnose breast cancer in a young woman with a husband and three children cost a group of doctors $4.5 million.
What happened? The woman had complained of a lump in her breast and she was correctly referred for a mammogram. The mammogram results were interpreted as "normal" but her lump continue to grow. She was then referred to a breast surgeon for biopsy.
Unfortunately, the surgeon failed to biopsy the actual lump, and instead got surrounding tissue which was read as "normal."
After being reassured by various doctors that she only had cystic breasts and there was no cancer, she gave no further thought to her growing mass in her breast. Finally, the mass became so pronounced that upon further evaluation, she learned that she had stage IV breast cancer.
When her treating doctors looked back at the original tests, they realized that there was evidence of cancer which was never detected or treated. Watch the video to find out what treatment she could have received which would have saved her life.
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