A Delaware County jury awarded $5 million to a woman in a cancer misdiagnosis lawsuit. Tragically, the Plaintiff’s face was disfigured after multiple surgeries for cancer. The crux of her malpractice claim was that her dermatologist should have properly diagnosed the possibility of cancer at an earlier stage. There was apparently a year-long delay between when the cancer should have been diagnosed and when it was diagnosed by another doctor.
The jury came back 10-2 which is odd for any malpractice lawyer who is used to the unanimous verdicts.