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Landmark Case 14 Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice

Settlement: $650,000
Attorneys: Charles Cooper/Robert Schall
Facts: On January 18, 1999, a 63-year-old woman died from metastatic colon cancer which was misdiagnosed as irritable bowel syndrome by her gastroenterologist and her family doctor, who failed to follow American Medical Association guidelines for colon cancer screening for adult females. By the time the Plaintiff was properly diagnosed with colon cancer, it had spread to her lungs and despite surgery and chemotherapy, the Plaintiff died 4 months later. The Defendant-doctors settled right before the start of trial after a lawsuit was filed by Cooper & Schall, P.C. It is worthy to note that Cooper & Schall, P.C. successfully resolved this case for the children of the Plaintiff after it was initially turned down by a prominent Philadelphia medical malpractice law firm.