Jury Finds No Negligence by Mammography Technician
The day after the test, the plaintiff’s right breast became painful, swollen, and discolored. Her injury progressed to a full skin thickness breakdown, with some necrosis, a prolonged course of treatment with a plastic surgeon, and ultimately, permanent scarring. Five years after the events, she was still treating with a plastic surgeon for improvement of her scar. The jury reached a unanimous verdict, finding that despite the plaintiff’s injuries, the technician adhered to accepted practice in administering the mammogram.