October 18, 2007
A local general surgeon was sued for allegedly failing to timely diagnose breast cancer. Plaintiffs (wife and husband) maintained that the failure to timely diagnose the breast cancer permitted the cancer increase in size and spread to a sentinel lymph node resulting in extensive surgery, chemotherapy and radiation. In addition to damages for future medical expenses, Plaintiffs sought loss of consortium and increased risk of future harm due to the alleged chance of cancer recurrence and lost chance of survival over ten years. Despite Plaintiffs retained experts, renowned breast cancer surgeon Murray Seltzer and pathologist Ira Bleiweiss, James Grohmann and Joshua Davis obtained a 10-2 defense verdict in Jefferson Circuit Court on behalf of the general surgeon.