Fed. Gov’t To Pay $1.9M To End Cancer Misdiagnosis Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (March 30, 2017, 5:39 PM EDT) -- The federal government has agreed to pay $1.9 million to resolve a medical malpractice suit accusing a federally funded health clinic of failing to diagnose cancer in a minor patient which purportedly led to a blood clot and paralysis, according to documents filed Thursday in Maine federal court.

Lisa Cash asked U.S. District Judge John A. Woodcock Jr. to approve a settlement to end a medical malpractice suit accusing Penobscot Community Health Center of failing to diagnose leukemia in Cash’s daughter, referred to in court papers as "W.P.," which caused an enlarged spleen and resulted in a blood clot in W.P.’s...

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