TITLE

Unnecessary mastectomy: $6.5 million verdict in NY

AUTHOR(S)
Bachman, Radha V.; Reding, Barbara
PUB. DATE
November 2009
SOURCE
Same-Day Surgery;Nov2009, Vol. 33 Issue 11, p112
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A woman underwent an excisional biopsy on her left breast. The physician who performed the surgery diagnosed cancer and began chemotherapy. Later, other physicians evaluated the woman and recommended a mastectomy and removal of lymph nodes in the woman's breast. • After the mastectomy, no evidence of cancer was found. • The woman claimed that the mastectomy was unnecessary and sued various hospitals and physicians. The jury awarded $6.5 million.
ACCESSION #
44596073

 

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of THE LIBRARY OF VIRGINIA

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics