Attorney Peter DePaolis Secures $1.78 Million Settlement for Medical Malpractice Victim

By Peter DePaolis

Attorney Peter DePaolis recently secured a $1.78 million settlement for a victim of medical malpractice. Our client, a 53-year-old woman, received a biopsy result after a mammogram that was positive for breast cancer. The woman began cancer treatment and underwent a mastectomy, and her tissue was sent for additional testing. It was then discovered that the initial test was erroneous, and a laboratory mix-up resulted in a false positive for breast cancer. As a result of this negligence, our client underwent an unnecessary mastectomy, lymph node biopsies, placement of intravenous catheters and complicated breast reconstruction.

To read more about this case and the settlement in an article published in Virginia Lawyers Weekly, click here.

Koonz, McKenney, Johnson & DePaolis L.L.P.

Maryland, Washington, D.C. and Virginia Injury Attorneys

About the Author
Peter DePaolis joined the firm in 1980 and has since represented a large number of individuals involved in automobile collisions, truck accidents, bus crashes, defective products, and medical malpractice cases. A significant portion of Mr. DePaolis’ practice is devoted to working on behalf of people suffering from asbestosis, mesothelioma, and other asbestos-related cancers. He has led his firm’s fight against the asbestos industry and has recovered over $30 million in damages for asbestos victims and their families.