Verdict: $5 Million for Misdiagnosis of Colon Cancer

The plaintiff was a 45-year-old woman who presented to the emergency department complaining of right lower quadrant abdominal pain. A CT scan of the patient’s abdomen was misinterpreted by a radiologist as showing acute colitis/diverticulitis. The plaintiff’s pain resolved after several days and she was discharged home. Approximately 11 months later, the plaintiff underwent another […]