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A jury awarded a widow $1.88 million in a failure-to-diagnose case where the husband’s cancer was missed, according to the Scranton Times-Tribune of June 3.
Christine Golden sued urologist Milan J. Smolko, pathologist Lillian Longendorfer and Wayne Memorial Hospital.
The story reported that Terrence E. Golden, the late husband, saw Smolko numerous times in a 16-month period complaining of urinary problems, but Smolko did not sufficiently investigate.
Another doctor diagnosed Golden’s bladder cancer about a year later, but Golden died.