On December 3, 2012, a West Virginia medical malpractice complaint was filed against Cabell Huntington Hospital and a doctor by a Putnam County woman who claims her breast cancer returned because of their negligence. According to the complaint, the woman was treated by the named medical personnel in 2006 and 2007, but did not receive the genetic testing that can be done on breast cancer victims to determine the chance of recurrence. She also was not told about the possibility of an elective mastectomy. In March, 2012, her breast cancer returned, bringing with it the chance that her life will be shortened by the disease.
The Virginia Injury Lawyer’s Perspective:
In this case, it appears that the doctor that treated the victim did not do everything in his power to confirm she was cancer-free and to keep her that way. As a result, the victim has experienced additional physical pain, mental anguish, and loss of finances through reduced income and medical costs. A financial award in her civil case will not make the disease go away, but it will lessen her monetary burden, making it easier to concentrate on her fight against breast cancer.
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