Lab Error Results in Advanced Cancer at Diagnosis
Attorneys Andrew C. Meyer, Jr., William J. Thompson, and Maria L. Mazur achieved a record setting laboratory error settlement in a case that resulted in a patient's advanced cancer at the time of diagnosis.
The case involved a lab result that was reported as normal, but was not. The plaintiff was not notified of the error, which went undiscovered for a number of years until the plaintiff was diagnosed with advanced cancer.
The case, which was resolved in just over a year, involved aggressive discovery as to how the lab error occurred, and settled for $14 million at mediation.