A Philadelphia jury has awarded $12 million to a woman with terminal breast cancer in her suit against two doctors for allegedly failing to diagnose the disease before it had progressed to an incurable stage. The woman's attorney said one of the doctors had settled before trial, and that the jury concluded that the settling doctor was 35 percent responsible for the failure to diagnose. As a result, the plaintiff stands to recover 65 percent of the verdict, or $7.8 million, from the nonsettling doctor.
Jury Awards $12 Million in Breast Cancer Case
The Legal Intelligencer
February 29, 2008