Defense Verdict in Nassau County
Luke M. Pittoni received a defense verdict in a medical malpractice case in Nassau County Supreme Court.
Plaintiff claimed that defendant failed to timely and properly diagnose the plaintiff’s breast cancer; failed to perform timely and appropriate physical and breast examinations; failed to perform a timely and appropriate medical work-up to rule out breast cancer; failed to recommend proper treatment, including diagnostic studies and biopsies; failed to perform timely laboratory and blood tests; failed to refer plaintiff to the appropriate medical specialists; failed to timely and properly refer plaintiff for surgery; failed to timely refer plaintiff and/or obtain the appropriate studies of plaintiff’s left breast; failed to and failed to properly review, interpret, and act upon studies and reports.
Plaintiff claimed that she developed metastatic breast cancer, which spread to her lymph nodes and required prolonged hospitalizations and antibiotic treatment, including an unnecessary lumpectomy of her left breast, a full mastectomy of her left breast and re-constructive surgery, and hospitalization for pneumonia as a result of chemotherapy treatment. Plaintiff alleged that she sustained neurological deficits, carpal tunnel syndrome, and abscesses in her legs as a result of chemotherapy treatment, which required cortisone injections. Plaintiff also alleged a lost earnings claim.
Mr. Pittoni argued that the defendant provided and recommended appropriate treatment and that plaintiff did not follow defendant’s treatment recommendations.
The jury returned a unanimous defense verdict on behalf of our client.