Jury awards husband $7.5 million in ‘failure to diagnose breast cancer’ medical malpractice suit

A Virginia jury has awarded the husband of a registered nurse who died of breast cancer at the age of 57 a $7.5 million medical malpractice award because the woman’s physician failed to diagnose and treat the woman after she presented with a lump in her breast.

The wrongful death award went to the husband of Eleanor Browder who died last April according to the Fredericksburg.com. In making a judgment against Browder’s family practitioner, Dr. Donna J. Gamache, the jury found the physician and a nurse practitioner negligent in coordinating their efforts and not ordering tests to determine if the breast lump was cancerous.

Browder’s lump grew from the size of a peach pit to the size of a lemon before it was diagnosed as cancerous and Browder had a double mastectomy. Browder had radiation and chemotherapy but eventually succumbed to the disease after a period of remission.

This information is provided by Washington Injury Attorney blog, a service of The Farber Law Group. We are a personal injury law firm with offices in Seattle and Bellevue. We have more than 30 years experience in represent medical malpractice victims and their families. In Washington State, the families of a person who had died due to someones negligence can file a wrongful death suit on behalf of their deceased loved one.

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