$1.35 Million for Victim of Pathology Mishap in DuPage County, Illinois, Hospital
December 20, 2006
The medical malpractice attorneys at Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. settled against Edward Hospital in DuPage County, Illinois, for the amount of $1.35 million. The case involved a mix-up in pathology slides. The Rapoport Weisberg & Sims P.C. client underwent a breast biopsy after which the specimen was mislabeled and switched with that of another patient. These slides, bearing another patient’s tissue but our client’s name, were interpreted by pathologists as demonstrating breast cancer. Consequently, our client underwent an unnecessary lumpectomy and SLNB from which she sustained an uncommon and rarely reported complication. The injury to the intercostal brachial nerve left our client unable to work all but sedentary jobs. She previously had been employed by Edward Hospital or its affiliates for 17 years.
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