$1,800,000 settlement for delayed diagnosis of choriocarcinoma

The daughter of 25-year-old woman who died from choriocarcinoma will receive a $1,800,000 settlement to provide for her care and education. The woman’s doctors failed to follow her hCG hormone levels to insure that they returned to non-pregnancy levels following a miscarriage. As a result, her choriocarcinoma, an unusual but well-known tumor that develops in fetal cells, went undiagnosed until it had reached an advanced and incurable stage.