WASHINGTON, D.C. (NEWS10) – A woman who got a breast cancer treatment at a U.s. hospital has been awarded more than $150K in damages for wrongful death and negligence.
Tanya Hargrove’s attorney claims she was a victim of medical negligence in what she says was a poorly planned and poorly executed surgery.
The U. of Texas Medical Center says Hargrop was scheduled to have surgery in December but was forced to wait four months because of a problem with the hospital’s computer system.
The lawsuit says Hagerrove received a breast implant in December of 2012 and had to wait two months for a breast exam.
The complaint says the U. is now on the hook for $60,000 for the “cost of the breast implant and other medical and other expenses.”
The suit alleges Hagerrop’s breast cancer had metastasized and she was treated with chemotherapy.
Hagerrotve’s lawyer, Brian Eisler, says the hospital has a long history of failing to perform the type of surgery it was trained to perform.
In a statement to NEWS10, the U of T Medical Center said it was aware of the lawsuit but did not comment on pending litigation.
We will not comment further until the parties have been served with the lawsuit, it said.