An elderly patient was diagnosed with cancer in 2015. What he did not know was that he also had a dormant form of Hepatitis B. While that may not seem like a big deal, it became a huge problem. Before beginning chemotherapy treatments, the patient should have been administered an antiviral medication to treat the Hepatitis. Failure to do so could result in the chemotherapy activating the dormant virus.
A jury in federal court awarded $15 million in damages to a woman who claimed an imaging center failed to identify her tumor for nearly 18 months, leaving her condition undetected and treated and significantly reducing her odds of surviving cancer. The jury made their decision after a four-day trial and found that the Center for Diagnostic Imaging, Inc.