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$850,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Plaintiff was an avid tennis player in his mid-60’s who suffered a torn labrum in his shoulder. Plaintiff required an x-ray prior to surgical repair which revealed a tumor in his right upper lobe. Upon request of plaintiff’s physician for prior films, defendant advised that prior films were either given to plaintiff or misplaced. Defendant also claimed that based on the report of the prior missing films, there was no lung mass present. Barry R. Eichensettled this case with defendant doctor prior to trial for $850,000.