$2 Million Settlement in Failure to Diagnose Prostate Cancer

Doe, age 63, went to Dr. Roe, his primary care physician, for a physical examination. Dr. Roe ordered a prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, which showed an abnormal result of 17.6 ng/mL.

The results prompted Dr. Roe to repeat the test that day, the second test, which resulted in a higher reading of 18.46 ng/mL.

Dr. Roe allegedly attributed the abnormal PSA values to Mr. Doe’s having to hold his urine for long periods of time while he was at work. At a follow-up appointment six months later, Dr. Roe ordered another PSA test; it showed a result of 43.15 ng/mL.

Fourteen months after the first PSA test, Mr. Roe went to urgent care complaining of urinary symptoms. He was referred to a urologist who ordered a PSA. This time the result of the test was 71.98 ng/mL. Mr. Doe was subsequently diagnosed as having metastatic prostate cancer. Mr. Doe’s condition is incurable.

Mr. Doe filed a lawsuit against Dr. Roe alleging that he chose not to timely diagnose prostate cancer. Mr. Doe asserted that the delayed diagnosis worsened his prognosis.

The defendant argued that Mr. Doe’s original PSA, combined with his high-grade Gleason score of 9, meant that he had been suffering from the metastatic disease before the original PSA test.

Before trial, the parties settled for $2 million.

The attorneys successfully handling this case for Mr. Doe were Andrew C. Meyer, Jr. and Adam R. Satin.

Doe v. Roe Primary Care Physician, Confidential docket No.

Kreisman Law Offices has been handling medical malpractice lawsuits, misdiagnosis of prostate cancer cases, wrongful death lawsuits, and nursing home negligence lawsuits for individuals, families and loved ones who have been harmed, injured or died as a result of the carelessness or negligence of a medical provider for more than 45 years in and around Chicago, Cook County and its surrounding areas, including Carol Stream, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Villa Park, LaGrange, Berwyn, Cicero, Evergreen Park, Orland Hills, Country Club Hills, Homewood, Flossmoor, Matteson, South Chicago Heights, Sauk Village, Glenwood, Calumet City, Melrose Park, Chicago (Stoney Island Park, South Shore, South Chicago, Cottage Grove Heights, Jeffrey Manor, East Side, Roseland, Beverly, East Garfield Park, Humboldt Park, Logan Square, Bucktown, Wicker Park, Noble Square, Lincoln Park, Wrightwood Neighbors, Lakeview, Ravenswood Gardens, Albany Park, Rogers Park, Pulaski Park, West Rogers Park, North Edgebrook, Oriole Park, Belmont Terrace, Galewood), Bensenville, Itasca, Franklin Park, Oak Lawn, and Bedford Park, Ill.

Robert D. Kreisman has been an active member of the Illinois and Missouri bars since 1976.

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