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Pathologist fails to detect malignance in fibroid tumor – $1,050,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, age 40, had complaints of uterine bleeding in excess of normal menstrual flow. An ultrasound demonstrated a mass in the uterus believed to be a fibroid. In January 2004, plaintiff underwent a myomectomy (removal of fibroid) and tissue was sent to pathology. A pathologist read the tissue as a benign fibroid. About a ...