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Court order 4.2m compensation for breast cancer misdiagnosis

A court awarded a woman $4.2 m in compensation when two doctors misdiagnosed her breast cancer. She initially presented with a lump in her breast. Both doctors treated it as a cyst and only tested for cancer a year later by which time it was at an advanced stage. The woman is currently healthy but the cancer is expected to return eventually with fatal results.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by India New England

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About: Court order 4.2m compensation for breast cancer misdiagnosis

Date: May 15 2004

Source: India New England

Author: Rimin Dutt


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