Woman was told she didn’t have breast cancer by her doctor after finding a lump until her friend spotted something on the ultrasound that everyone missed TWO YEARS later – and now she’s suing for $3.5million
- A woman is suing medical staff for allegedly missing cancer on an ultrasound
- Mozdeh Golabi, 46, alleges she would have been cured by lumpectomy in 2014
- Instead she was told her lifespan was shortened and she had a mastectomy
A woman whose friend found signs of breast cancer on an ultrasound two years after the scan was done is now suing medical staff she alleges cleared her.
Mozdeh Golabi says she was sent for an ultrasound in 2014 after she complained to doctors about a sore lump on her right breast.
The 46-year-old claims if she was told the lump on her breast was early-stage cancer she could have avoided stage three cancer and a mastectomy.
Ms Golabi says that in January this year she showed the ultrasound to her friend, a sonographer, who told her that the images showed something wrong, her court documents allege.
Mozdeh Golabi says she was sent for an ultrasound in 2014 after she complained to doctors about a sore lump on her right breast
The friend then advised her to seek legal advice.
Doctors who originally viewed the ultrasound, however, told her there was no indication of anything abnormal, she alleges according to The Courier-Mail.
It was not until 2016 that she was told that she had cancer, which by that stage had progressed beyond treatment by a lumpectomy.
She has now lodged a lawsuit for $3.58 million in damages in Queensland’s Supreme Court.
Because of the late diagnosis and treatment of Ms Golabi’s cancer, specialists gave the then 43-year-old a life expectancy of 15 years from 2016 and her treatment involved a mastectomy.
Her court documents show that Ms Golabi is suing Brisbane gynaecological oncologist Dr Piksi Singh, radiologist Patrick Bergin, and radiology clinic Queensland Diagnostic Imaging.
She is suing for damages for breach of contract, alleged negligence, and other alleged breaches.
Her claim reportedly states the lump was visible on the April 2014 ultrasound.
Documents then go on to allege the radiologist did not detect the lump and advise a biopsy, and that Dr Singh, despite consulting with Ms Golabi on three other occasions that year told her the ultrasound had not detected anything.
Ms Golabi’s claim says that if the lump had been detected at that time, she would have likely been cured by a lumpectomy.
Dr Singh, Mr Bergin and Queensland Diagnostic Imaging are yet to respond to the claim.
Ms Golabi’s claim says that if the lump had been detected at that time, she would have likely been cured by a lumpectomy (stock image)