How to Recover Damages for a Cancer Misdiagnosis


On May 23, 2009 Barbara Glasow died of breast cancer.  Ms. Glasow had sought medical care for a bump in her chest.  Her doctor had told her that it was just a cyst and not worry about it.  A year later that bump ruptured and it was determined that Ms. Glasow had breast cancer.

A jury found that Ms. Glasow’s doctor was liable for misdiagnosing cancer and that the misdiagnosis led to her death.  Her estate was awarded just over $2.5 million.  The award was appealed but the Pennsylvania Supreme Court has denied to hear the appeal brought by St. Luke’s Hospital, meaning that the verdict stands.  Ms. Glasow’s family is now seeking the $2.5 million award plus interest.

If you, or a loved one, have suffered from a cancer misdiagnosis then you may also be entitled to damages for your injuries.  Contact an experienced Pennsylvania medical malpractice lawyer for more information about your potential recovery.