$600,000.00 – Failure to Read CT Scan
This case involved a woman in her 30’s, who went to an ER for female issues. She had a CT scan of her abdomen performed, but the results were not given to her until six months later when she presented again to the ER. It was found that she had cervical cancer which showed in the scan six months prior. She immediately began chemotherapy and radiation, but unfortunately passed away a year later, leaving behind her husband and two children. This case was heavily litigated and settled for approximately $600,000.00.