An Avon Lake woman saw her ob-gyn for her annual exam and was concerned about a lump she said that she could feel on her left breast. The doctor sent her for a mammogram that was read as negative. This was repeated the next year. However, the lump continued to grow and it was decided to remove the "benign" lump. Pathology revealed Stage IV carcinoma. Despite heroic efforts, the mother of two passed away. Miraldi and Barrett retained experts in mammogram interpretation who found that the earlier mamograms were misread and did show signs of a malignant lesion. Miraldi and Barrett proved that the cancer should have been diagnosed when it was Stage II and the woman should have survived.
Failure to Diagnois Cardiac Blockage
Confidential 7 figure settlement
Miraldi and Barrett represented the family of a 41 year-old Norwalk man who suffered a fatal heart attack one week after he had gone to the emergency room complaining of chest pains. The emergency room physician had sent him home telling him that his condition was acid reflux syndrome. Ben Barrett proved that the blood work done in the emergency room pointed to a cardiac problem and that further urgent follow up was required.
Death of a Bicyclist - Settlement for Family
Miraldi and Barrett recovered $750,000 for the family of a 60 year old man who was killed while riding a bicycle. The bicyclist was not a U.S. citizen and at the time of the bicycle-motor vehicle accident was visiting his adult daughter who was a U.S. citizen. The man was not wearing a helmet and sustained a serious head injury that proved fatal. Despite the fact that the man was not a U.S. citizen or residing permanently in the United States at the time of the incident, Miraldi and Barrett was able to make a recovery for his family, all of whom except one daughter lived overseas and were not U.S. citizens.