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.