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In 2008, a 39-year-old woman underwent a mammogram. The doctor who reviewed the results reported that the calcifications, or calcium deposits, found in the woman’s right breast were benign. Although a prior mammogram screening in 2003 revealed no such calcifications, and the woman’s medical records reported a family history of breast cancer, the doctor did not order further diagnostic testing of the woman’s right breast.

Radiologist’s Failure to Diagnose Breast Cancer Results in Jury Verdict of $6.9 Million