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Wrongly diagnosed cancer leads to unnecessary removal of lung lobe

A man sought treatment for a persistent cough. Tests indicated a malignant mass in his lung which was then removed. Pathology of the removed tissue showed no malignancy but a histoplasmosis instead. Histoplasmosis can be readily treated with antibiotics. A medical malpractice suit followed and was settled for $250,000.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by Virginia Medical Law Report

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About: Wrongly diagnosed cancer leads to unnecessary removal of lung lobe

Date: September 2004

Source: Virginia Medical Law Report


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