Lisa Arrowood and Margaret Strauss Reach $1,000,000 Settlement for Failure to Diagnose Lung Cancer

Lisa Arrowood and Margaret Strauss reached a $1 million settlement in a medical malpractice case involving a failure to diagnose lung cancer. A 72-year old woman underwent a CT scan that showed tiny nodules in her lungs, which should have been followed-up on by her primary care provider. Instead, the patient continued to regularly see her primary care provider over the next six years with complaints of coughing, shortness of breath, and an occasional sharp pain in her chest, but the doctor never ordered another CT scan. After a six-year delay from the suspicious CT scan, the patient was diagnosed with Stage IV lung cancer with metastatic disease. The patient and her husband filed suit against the doctor for the failure to follow-up on the chest CT scan, which caused the long delay in her diagnosis and allowed her cancer to progress to Stage IV. The patient unfortunately died and her claim was amended to include a wrongful death claim. The doctor settled for $1 million near the beginning of discovery.