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$2.25 Million in NY Breast Cancer Medical Malpractice Verdict

April 12, 1999 – Time Magazine

NY jury finds in favor of a breast cancer survivor, agreeing that a doctor failed to inform the patient of the option of lumpectomy before performing a mastectomy.

An artist who found out the lump in her breast was cancerous, promptly took the advice of her surgeon and agreed on being subject to a radical mastectomy, which resulted in the removal of the affected breast two weeks after the first diagnosis. As soon as the woman found out the doctor could have handled her tumor with a surgery that would not lead to the removal of her breast.

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Attorney: John W. Baldante