She was extremly composed during the interview. A very strong woman. She said that at first she didn't quite understand what the doctor was telling her. I guess she thought that she had tumors but that they were not cancerous or that they got everything. Then the doctor explained it again to her. She said that it was harder accepting and understanding that she did not have cancer than it was when they first told her that she did have cancer. I guess she had really prepared herself and her 3 sons (1 college, the other two in HS) for the worst.
I guess the lawyers were all still figuring out a settlement and if they would go to court. I think what Fab4Fan was trying to say is that the gov. is trying to pass laws to cap the amount of money awarded to malpractice patients to keep the cost of malpractice insurance
down. I guess I really have to say in this instance $250,000.00 wouldn't even begin to cut it if it were me.
The lawyer didn't go into a whole lot of detail about how the mix up was made but he made it sound like basically, it was a very stupid mistake. Like maybe the lab report for Patient 1 had patient 1's correct name and everything but that it had been misplaced in patient 2's file. I don't know for sure but the way he described it made it sound like such a dumb mistake, it never should have happened and that 3 people didn't catch is even worse.