According to NBC New York a $15 million settlement was reached in a missed diagnosis of breast cancer. Stephanie Tesoriero, 50, of Long Island, was just awarded this settlement stemming from a marble-sized lump that was found in her breast back in 2002. At the time her physician, Dr. Paul Fisher, working out of Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center, indicated further tests weren’t necessary because there was no evidence to suggest it was malignant. Tesoriero was told to come back in 1 year. Sixteen months later, when she was examined by another doctor, it was discovered that the tumor had grown to the size of a golf ball. Following her diagnosis she underwent chemo, radiation, and a mastectomy. However, all of this could have been avoided if Dr. Fisher had run further tests to rule out whether the lump was cancerous or not. On Wednesday, February 8, he was found negligent. Although Tesoriero’s cancer went into remission, it has not only returned but it has now spread to her bones. The missed diagnosis prevented her from receiving early treatment which may have changed the entire outcome. When you believe that a missed diagnosis or any other form of medical negligence was the cause of your injuries, you should seek legal counsel. A New York medical malpractice attorney can determine if you have a legitimate claim.
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When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of a missed diagnosis you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a New York medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you. At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys that serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.