Breast cancer tumor discovered in annual mammogram goes undiagnosed.

In her annual mammogram, our client was diagnosed with breast cancer that had aggressively metastasized, requiring difficult surgery, chemotherapy, and radiation. Her radiologist later admitted that the tumor had in fact been present a year earlier, but had not been properly diagnosed. The intervening year had reduced the patient’s five-year life expectancy by 65% and caused her significant pain and anxiety.