$1.2M verdict in Medical Malpractice – Failure to Diagnose case

Machias, Washington County, Maine.  32-year-old plaintiff incurred severe pain and suffering and emotional distress due to defendants’ failure to notify him of diagnosis of kidney cancer until approximately one year after he was diagnosed.  Defendant doctor claimed that defendant radiologist failed to call him with results of the renal ultrasound, which confirmed the presence of a large soft tissue mass.  Plaintiff was discharged from the hospital and never received his diagnosis. Approximately one year later the plaintiff had recurring symptoms and was diagnosed with Stage IV renal cell carcinoma for which there is no treatment and he subsequently developed lung cancer which required surgery.