Woman Has Unnecessary Double Mastectomy Due to Lab Mix-up

A new malpractice case has been filed in New York involving a lab foul-up with horrific consequences. Darrie Eason is a 35-year old who had a double mastectomy after she was told that she had breast cancer. As a single mother, there was little alternative. However, the Long beach woman found out later that her lab samples had been confused in the lab and that she did not have cancer in the first place. It is a case that raises the possibility of punitive damages, particularly given a state report indicating that the lab cut corners on procedure. In addition to negligence, the negligent infliction of emotional distress is an obvious claim in such circumstances. For the full story, click here

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