Home Health Jury awards $ 12 million for prostate cancer diagnosis

Jury awards $ 12 million for prostate cancer diagnosis

A Polk County jury awarded $ 12.25 million to a man who learned after prostate cancer surgery that his tissue samples had made a mistake: he had no cancer. The jury said Friday that Iowa Clinic and his pathologist have to pay 67 years – old Rickie Huitt and his wife the damage. The lawsuit they filed said Huitt's slides of tissue samples were mixed with those of a man who did have prostate cancer. The subsequent misdiagnosis led to the removal of Huitt's prostate gland in an operation in April 2017, making him impotent and incontinent. The Des Moines Register reports that the clinic acknowledged the error but claimed the $ 15 million in damages that the Huitts sought in their lawsuit. A lawyer for the clinic and the pathologist advised Friday that jury members award the Huitts $ 750,000. Copyright 2019 . All rights reserved.

A Polk County jury awarded $ 12.25 million to a man who learned after prostate cancer surgery that his tissue samples had made a mistake: he had no cancer.

The jury said on Friday that Iowa Clinic and his pathologist must pay 67-year-old Rickie Huitt and his wife the damage. The lawsuit they filed said Huitt's slides of tissue samples were mixed with those of a man who did have prostate cancer.

The subsequent misdiagnosis led to the removal of Huitt's prostate gland in an operation in April 2017, making him impotent and incontinent.

The Des Moines Register reports that the clinic acknowledged the error, but fought for the $ 15 million in damages that the Huitts sought in their lawsuit.

A lawyer for the clinic and the pathologist advised Friday that jury members award the Huitts $ 750,000.

Copyright 2019 . All rights reserved.

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