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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
About: Wrongly diagnosed cancer leads to unnecessary removal of lung lobe
Date: September 2004
Source: Virginia Medical Law Report
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