Hughey Law Firm attorney Daniel Nathan Hughey handles failure to diagnose cancer and other malpractice claims such as this one.
N.M. Woman Sues Over Misdiagnosed Cancer
A New Mexico woman has filed a lawsuit alleging that her doctor’s negligence led to a possibly cancerous tumor being left undetected and untreated for years. In 2007, a mammogram detected a nickel-sized calcification in one of her breasts, but a doctor determined that it was benign. In 2009, 2010, and 2011, the plaintiff was told the same thing by other doctors. In 2012, after being selected for a random review, the woman’s mass was very large and a biopsy showed it was cancer. The state Medical Review Commission voted in April and determined that the plaintiff was a victim of professional negligence.