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Biopsy tissue mix-up led to unnecessary mastectomy – $1,780,000 Settlement (access required)

The plaintiff, a 53-year-old woman, began experiencing pain and tenderness in her right breast in November 2011. A mammogram revealed scattered fibroglandular elements within the breast parenchyma. A targeted ultrasound revealed a solid nodule that could “represent either an intramammary lymph node or small fibroadenoma.” Against this backdrop, a surgical consultation for a breast biopsy ...

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