CASE REPORT: PATIENT SUES LAB OVER FALSE CANCER DIAGNOSIS

Imagine this…you are 35 years old, a single mother, and your doctor informs you that you have lobular cancer! You are scared and worried! Are you going to die? You decide to undergo a double mastectomy to remove the cancer. The next thing you hear is that it was all a mistake – you never had cancer in the first place! Unbelievable maybe but it happened!

The Associated Press is reporting today that this actually happened to a woman in Melville, New York. According to a New York State Health Department report, this unfortunate young woman was the victim of a mix-up at the pathology laboratory which analyzed the original tissue studies. It appears a lab technician at CBL Path mislabeled tissue samples.

A lawsuit has been filed against the laboratory – can anyone blame this young woman!

Read the news article here…and believe it or not it happened a second time at the same lab as reported here.

Dan Frith

Dan Frith

Dan Frith has over 25 years of experience representing individuals and families in cases of medical malpractice throughout Virginia. He has been named "Best Medical Malpractice Attorney" by Roanoker Magazine and is a member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum. To speak with Dan, contact him by email at dfrith@frithlawfirm.com.