Malpractice Case Over Undiagnosed Cancer Settled for $775,000

A malpractice case involving a doctor’s failure to diagnose vulvar cancer in a patient or refer her to a gynecologic oncologist was settled for $775,000, the maximum amount allowed by law, late last year. The patient was represented by Bailey & Glasser attorney Kerrie Boyle of the firm’s Morgantown, West Virginia, office. The doctor’s failure to follow appropriate standards of care resulted in a five-month delay in the patient’s diagnosis and treatment, allowing the cancer to metastasize.