Medical Malpractice Settlement—$850,000.00

Plaintiff informed Defendant (regular physician) in 2009 that she felt a lump in her breast.  Defendant examined her breast, felt the lump and advised her to get an ultrasound.  She received the ultrasound and Defendant diagnosed the mass as fibrocystic and stated no additional treatment was necessary.  Plaintiff had her annual pelvic exam in December of 2010 and asked Defendant to examine her breast because she thought the lump was increasing in size.  He examined the breast and stated that though it felt more firm, he did not feel anything that resembled a tumor.  He did not recommend any additional testing at that time.  In February of 2011, Plaintiff’s breast began to change significantly in shape and appearance.  She immediately called to schedule an appointment with Defendant.  Defendant scheduled her for a mammogram and biopsy.  She was diagnosed with Lobular Carcinoma.  The mass in her breast was the size of a tennis ball.  She underwent various cancer treatments and surgeries.  Our South Carolina medical malpractice attorneys brought an action against the Defendant with the aid of co-counsel for medical malpractice and negligence.  The parties settled for $850,000.00.

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