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Doctors failed to diagnose man’s cancer at early stage – $1.5M Verdict (access required)

The decedent, Ger­ald Teeuwen, was a 77-year-old bicy­cle racer, who nev­er smoked, but had a persistent cough when he presented to Patient First on Jan. 3, 2013. A chest X-ray was read as abnormal, and he was referred to Dr. Birk (pulmon­ologist) for evaluation. Decedent carried his abnormal film with him, but Dr. Birk ordered ...