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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:40 PM
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$220,000 settlement to woman whose non-cancerous breasts were removed
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 09:41 PM by Liberal_in_LA
L.A. County settles with woman on removal of breasts

August 11, 2010 | 6:07 pm

The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors this week approved a settlement of more than $222,000 with a woman whose breasts were removed at Los Angeles County-USC Medical Center even though she did not have breast cancer.

Ana Jimenez-Salgado underwent a biopsy in 2007 to check for breast cancer. Two independent pathologists, neither of who worked at County-USC, mistakenly concluded that she had cancer.

Based on that faulty diagnosis, County-USC physicians removed Jimenez-Salgado's breasts. She then underwent a procedure to reconstruct them.

County-USC pathologists later studied the breast tissue that was removed and concluded that Jimenez-Salgado did not have breast cancer. They diagnosed a harmless condition that had a similar appearance to cancerous cells.

http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2010/08/breast-ca...
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Pisces Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:42 PM
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1. That's all?????
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Liberal_in_LA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:43 PM
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2. Yep. I hope her attorney didn't get $219K of it.
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smokey nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:44 PM
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3. That was my thought as well.
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ProgressiveProfessor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 09:59 PM
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4. If the pathlogists made the mistake, why is the County paying?
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AlabamaLibrul Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Aug-11-10 10:01 PM
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5. nevermind, i dunno
Edited on Wed Aug-11-10 10:02 PM by AlabamaLibrul
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