$3.38M Jury Verdict Against Radiologist For Missed Cancer

Dr. Libby reported that Mary’s neck CT scan showed no significant abnormality of her salivary glands when the scan showed an eight-millimeter thickening of her right salivary gland. As a result, Mary’s salivary gland cancer progressed from stage I cancer that was treatable and curable to stage IV cancer that was terminal…medicalmalpracticelawyers.com, $3.38M Maryland Medical Malpractice Jury Verdict Against Radiologist For Missed Cancer, Mar 2024


The Ravers’ Maryland medical malpractice complaint alleged that Mary first noticed a small lump in front of her right ear in early March 2021. She was evaluated by her primary care physician and then by a medical specialist. The neck CT scan with contrast was performed at Peninsula Radiological Associates after which Dr. Libby classified the results as a “normal variant” and he did not recommend further testing or treatment.


Mary saw a specialist in July 2021 after she noticed that the mass on her neck had become larger. She subsequently had surgery to remove the mass in January 2022, at which time the mass was found to have grown to more than five centimeters. It was soon discovered that Mary’s cancer had metastasized in her bones and liver. The surgery to remove the mass that had wrapped around Mary’s nerve in her face resulted in substantial nerve damage.


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