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Eleni Coffinas Secures $2,500,000 Settlement for Plaintiff’s Delayed Breast Cancer Diagnosis

May 3, 2021 in

On April 7, 2021, SPBMCC Partner and top medical malpractice attorney Eleni Coffinas obtained a $2.5 million settlement on behalf of a woman who received a delayed diagnosis of stage four breast cancer. 


Misinterpretation of Mammogram Leads to Delayed Diagnosis 


The plaintiff, a 60-year-old woman with two adult sons, went for her annual mammogram screening in September 2016. The radiologist misinterpreted the screening results and did not order any additional tests, such as a biopsy, following the scan. When the plaintiff returned for her annual screening in October 2017, the medical professionals overseeing her scan diagnosed her with stage four breast cancer. Unfortunately, due to the failure to diagnose in a proper and timely manner, the cancer had metastasized beyond the breast. The plaintiff will continue chemotherapy for the rest of her life, as surgery was no longer an option after her diagnosis.


Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas Obtains $2.5 Million Settlement for the Patient’s Medical Expenses


Following her delayed diagnosis, the plaintiff reached out to our firm’s medical malpractice team to provide her legal counsel and pursue compensation for the negligence that occurred. Firm Partner Eleni Coffinas successfully obtained a substantial settlement of $2.5 million to help relieve the  plaintiff’s pain and suffering, medical expenses and additional financial burdens. 


Contact the Medical Malpractice Team at Sullivan Papain Block McManus Coffinas & Cannavo P.C.


The knowledgeable and experienced attorneys at SPBMCC have ample experience securing deserved settlements for victims of medical malpractice and medical negligence. To learn more about firm Partner and medical malpractice litigation leader Eleni Coffinas and her remarkable track-record of settlements and verdicts, click here.

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