Jury Awards $10M In Undisclosed Cancer Suit

Law360, New York (October 11, 2017, 6:19 PM EDT) -- A South Carolina jury has awarded $10 million to the estate of a woman who allegedly died after doctors detected kidney cancer on her scans but failed to treat the cancer or tell her that she had cancer for years.

On Oct. 6, the estate of Joann Shull Bannister prevailed on a wrongful death claim against Columbia Urological Associates and one of Bannister’s doctors, Phillip W. Kinder. Another defendant in the suit, Columbia Medical Associates, previously reached a settlement in the case.

“The jury agreed that no one should have to go through what this lady and her family went through,”...

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