Breaking NewsLaw.com and associated brands will be offline for scheduled maintenance Friday Feb. 26 9 PM US EST to Saturday Feb. 27 6 AM EST. We apologize for the inconvenience.

 
X

Thank you for sharing!

Your article was successfully shared with the contacts you provided.
A hospital hallway

A Passaic County jury delivered a $3.1 million verdict on Feb. 1 in a medical malpractice suit, Estate of Dalessandro v. Siegel, claiming diagnosis of Vincent Dalessandro’s gastric cancer was delayed by five months. But the award was reduced by 15 percent, to $2.635 million, based on the chance that the outcome would have been the same even with an earlier diagnosis, as permitted under the 1990 Supreme Court ruling in Scafidi v. Seiler.

Dalessandro saw physician Harvey Siegel in May 2013 after he began suffering anemia. Dalessandro was diagnosed with stomach cancer six months later. The suit claimed that Siegel should have immediately referred the patient to a gastroenterologist for an endoscopy but failed to do so. By the time cancer was diagnosed, it had spread to the patient’s liver. Dalessandro underwent chemotherapy but died two years and five months after his diagnosis. He was 44.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]

Charles Toutant

Charles Toutant is a litigation writer for the New Jersey Law Journal.

More from this author

Michael Booth

Trenton Bureau Chief New Jersey Law Journal American Lawyer Media [email protected] Twitter: @mboothnjlj

More from this author

David Gialanella

David Gialanella, Bureau Chief, has been with the New Jersey Law Journal since 2010, covering business of law, litigation, legislation and various other topics. In his current role, he is responsible for the Law Journal's print and web products. Reach him at [email protected]

More from this author

 

Online New Jersey Legal Reference LibraryBook

Access collections of best-selling treatises in your custom online library; our high-quality legal content is now available in the form of online reference libraries.

Get More Information
 

America's Claims Executive Virtual Leadership Forum & Expo 2021Event

ACE Virtual Leadership Forum & Expo is the annual conference for Senior Claims Executives in Insurance organizations.

Get More Information
 
 

ALM Legal Publication Newsletters

Sign Up Today and Never Miss Another Story.

As part of your digital membership, you can sign up for an unlimited number of a wide range of complimentary newsletters. Visit your My Account page to make your selections. Get the timely legal news and critical analysis you cannot afford to miss. Tailored just for you. In your inbox. Every day.

Copyright © 2021 ALM Media Properties, LLC. All Rights Reserved.