Chicago, IL (Vocus) July 21, 2010
Edward Hospital, Dr. Paul Goldberg and Naperville Radiologists, S.C., have agreed to pay a young woman $1.7 million for failing to diagnose and treat a tumor. Attorney David R. Barry, Jr., a medical malpractice lawyer at the Corboy & Demetrio law firm, represented the plaintiff.
In February, 2007, a CT scan was taken at Edward Hospital, in Naperville, Illinois, of a 40 year-old woman's abdominal area which showed an abnormality Dr. Goldberg, a radiologist, failed to comment on after reviewing the scan. The woman subsequently experienced weight loss and fatigue. Another CT scan taken in January, 2008, revealed a 16-centimeter GIST tumor that required a complete gastrectomy as well as removal of the spleen and portion of the colon. Prognosis for long term survival decreased as a result of delay in diagnosis and treatment.
Attorney Barry commented:
Patients rely on radiologists to at least mention potential anomalies in their reports. The primary care doctors follow up on those comments. An earlier diagnosis would have likely resulted in a complete cure. Instead, this young woman and her family live with the uncertainty and her life is forever changed.
Paul Goldberg, M.D., and Naperville Radiologists, S.C., paid $1,600,000.00 and Edward Hospital paid $100,000.00.
Tariq v. Paul Goldberg, M.D., Naperville Radiologists, S.C. and Edward Hospital, Case Number 09 L 156, Circuit Court of DuPage County, Illinois.
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