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Defense Verdict in an Inflammatory Breast Cancer Death Case

January 23, 2015

Senior partner, Bruce G. Habian, obtained a defense verdict in Kings County in a matter where plaintiff claimed a significant delay in diagnosis of a breast lesion. Infection mastitis was definitely present in the breast before an inflammatory lesion superseded. The plaintiff’s position that the tumor began as a less lethal form of cancer and then evolved into inflammatory malignancy was rejected by the jury as a result of the defense expert breast pathologist’s testimony. Histological samples outlining the cellular characteristics of the original tumor were produced for the jury, and described as incapable of any cure.

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