Bruce Brady Secures a Defense Verdict

On October 25, 2023, Bruce Brady secured a unanimous defense verdict in a medical malpractice wrongful death case tried before Justice David Reilly in the Supreme Court Suffolk County. The plaintiffs alleged that our client, a radiologist, failed to identify evidence of breast cancer on two mammograms and two ultrasounds performed over the course of seven months. At the time the patient was diagnosed 15 months later, her cancer had advanced to Stage 4, with metastasis to 21 of 23 lymph nodes and to her hip and liver. She died 2 years, 8 months after her diagnosis. Our defense was based on the premise that the speed with which the patient’s cancer progressed from undetectable by breast imaging to Stage 4 in such a short time was due to its highly aggressive biology. This defense was supported by the testimony of a radiologist who specialized in breast imaging and a breast pathologist. The jury accepted the defense position and unanimously found no deviation from the standard of care.