Seven-figure settlement for failure to screen for fatal colon cancer.
The standard of care dictates annual screenings for colon cancer after age 50. When our client’s husband turned 50, he saw his primary care physician and a specialist approximately every six months for more than three years, yet was never screened for colon cancer. When he was 53, he complained to his doctor of rectal bleeding and was later diagnosed with inoperable colon cancer that had metastasized to his liver and lungs. He died at age 54, after chemotherapy and experimental treatments failed. Had the cancer been caught earlier through appropriate annual screenings, in all likelihood, he would still be alive today.