Jeffrey N. Catalano, Eric Asquith, and Christine R. Thompson obtained a $450,000 settlement on behalf of a woman who underwent a double mastectomy and reconstructive surgery, as reported in the Aug. 10, 2015 issue of Massachusetts Lawyers Weekly.
The woman had a family history of breast cancer. Despite the presence of a lump in her left breast, two radiologists interpreted separate mammogram and ultrasound results as showing no evidence of malignancy. She eventually underwent a bilateral breast MRI, which was interpreted as highly suspicious for malignancy in the left breast. Shortly thereafter, MRI core biopsies revealed Stage 3 cancer.
The woman's medical treatments were successful, and she survived more than five years post-diagnosis, making the reoccurrence of the cancer highly unlikely.
The case settled after discovery.
Mr. Catalano, Mr. Asquith and Ms. Thompson concentrate their practices on personal injury law, including cases involving medical malpractice.