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6 Month delay in diagnosis of breast cancer – $1.2 Million Settlement

Our client felt a lump in her breast and reported it to her Doctor, She was referred for a mammogram and sonogram which were (correctly) interpreted as negative. The doctor did not follow up with plaintiff to investigate the lump.  When it began to grow, plaintiff returned (6 months later) for a mammogram which was suspicious…

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Failure to Diagnose Dengue Fever Proves Fatal: Family of Deceased Patient Wins $4.5 Million Settlement

Our client had a 7-month-old baby and was three months pregnant with her second child when her husband died from complications of an undiagnosed Dengue fever. The fever was the result of a mosquito bite in the Dominican Republic. Two days after returning from that country, our client’s husband, a 31-year-old diabetic, went to the emergency…

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$4.55 Million Settlement for a Delay in Delivering an Infant and Inadequate Fetal Monitoring Strips

Sullivan Papain Block Mcgrath and Cannavo P.C has recently obtained a  $4.55 million settlement for a delay in delivering infant plaintiff and inadequate monitoring of fetal monitoring strips.  The mother of the plaintiff presented to the hospital with decreased fetal movement. She was observed and allowed to be removed from the monitor to walk around…

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YOUR CLAIM FOR A MISDIAGNOSIS OF CANCER MAY NOT BE EXPIRED

On January 31, 2018, Governor Cuomo signed Lavern’s Law.  This law changes the time when the statute of limitations begins to run for medical malpractice cases involving failure to diagnose cancer. Before this law, plaintiffs had a 2 ½-year window to start a lawsuit that began to run on the date the misdiagnosis occurred.  For…

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$1 Million Settlement For An Infant Injured During Delivery

A forceful delivery caused severe and permanent injuries in our 5-year-old client.  The mother of this young girl retained our law firm to represent her daughter for personal injuries she suffered at birth because the delivering doctor did not use the appropriate techniques and accepted birthing maneuvers when this baby’s arm became stuck behind the…

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