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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint against Radiologist in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case

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CG&P Obtains Dismissal of Complaint against Radiologist in Failure to Diagnose Cancer Case

In this action for medical malpractice, it was alleged that the defendant radiologist failed to diagnose a sacrococcygeal germ tumor in a sonogram. The infant plaintiff, age 22 months, was subsequently diagnosed with Stage IV sacrococcygeal cancer with metastasis which required surgical resection, chemotherapy, and radiation therapy. CG&P successfully demonstrated that the radiologist’s interpretation of the sonogram was accurate; that all recommendations for further diagnostic testing were appropriate; and that any alleged delay in the diagnosis of the infant-plaintiff’s cancer did not alter the infant-plaintiff’s course of treatment or deprive her of a substantial chance for a cure. The case was handled by CG&P Partner Michele R. Levin.