Valenzuela Law Firm, PA | Trial Attorney
Attorney Henry E. Valenzuela

$2.5 Million Dollar Settlement Against Hospital And Physician For Wrongful Death of Senior Chemotherapy Patient

A senior citizen was undergoing chemotherapy for colon cancer. She began to complain of sores in her mouth and severe diarrhea. The patient’s blood work is abnormal. The physician fails to appreciate her condition. The chemotherapy nurse fails to perform a simple calculation which would have shown that the patient was chemotherapy toxic. Instead she notifies the physician that the blood work is normal. The third dose of chemotherapy causes the woman to go into multisystem organ failure. The toxicity becomes irreversible and her skin begins to disintegrate. Ultimately the chemotherapy destroys her internal organs. She dies from chemotherapy toxicity at the age of 69. A wrongful death action was brought against her oncologist and hospital resulting in a settlement for $2.5 million dollars.