Ocean County (NJ) Superior Court
A 64-year-old woman diagnosed with postmenopausal bleeding underwent a dilation and curettage (D&C) after several ultrasounds. (Results of the D&C were not reported.) Despite continued bleeding, no follow-up testing was done at 3 months.
At a return visit 14 months later, the woman was still bleeding. Tests revealed she had advanced endometrial cancer that had metastasized to her lungs and bones. She died 3 months later.
The claim was that the physician had removed an inadequate amount of tissue during the D&C.
- The case settled for $400,000.