$1,000,000 Settlement For Primary Care Physician’s Failure To Order A Colonoscopy
The family of a 69-year-old man will received $1,000,000 paid by his primary care physician, who failed to recommend a colonoscopy. The family claimed that a colonoscopy was warranted for the man, who had a positive family history for colon cancer, documented bowel pattern disturbances, and no recent other cancer screening. Although the doctor’s records documented a recommendation for colonoscopy, Crowe & Mulvey was prepared to present evidence that the doctor had falsified his records after receiving the firm’s request for medical records. Coincidentally, the record request arrived in the doctor’s office just a few weeks after Crowe & Mulvey successfully settled another significant claim against him.