One woman recently won a lawsuit after being informed that she had stage 4 breast cancer. 54-year-old Herlinda Garcia endured months’ worth of chemotherapy treatment before learning her doctor misread lab results.
Cancer is probably the most dreaded word anyone could ever hear at a doctor’s office.
One Texas woman recently won a lawsuit after she was misdiagnosed with stage 4 breast cancer.
54-year-old Herlinda Garcia received the diagnosis from her doctor back in 2009. Not knowing what to do, the panicked and distraught mom of four gave away all of her possessions and created a Bucket List, truly believing that she would die from the disease.
Garcia endured months’ worth of chemotherapy treatment and she began taking anxiety medications to deal with the stress and depression, however all the efforts were for nothing. Her doctor made a huge mistake when reading the lab results. Garcia did not have any form of cancer.
Although the doctor has since passed away, Garcia took her case to court in a medical malpractice suit. A Victoria County jury recently awarded Garcia $367,500 from his estate in damages for pain and mental suffering.
She stated “I know I’m never going to feel the same because of what I went through. It changed my life.”