A Lansing woman can sue doctors for not doing cancer of breast cancer


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DRAWING – Ms Lansing says her doctors had allowed malignant tumor to grow without exploring her breast for several years, he has been able to sue, Michigan Court of Appeal ruled last week.

Zanetta Hutchinson 43 attended the Ingham County Health Department Women's Health Center for the first time in 2013 with concerns about a lump in her left breast, according to court records.

Nurse practitioner Charol Salisbury ordered a mammogram and told Hutchinson that both breasts had benign – or non – cancerous calculations, but that "there is no significant mass, no calibration or any other finding (sic) in either breast," he said. "according to Court of Appeal opinion. t

Ingham County Health Department spokesman Amanda Darche refused to comment on pending litigation.

As the lump grew in her breast anymore, Hutchinson continued taking concerns about Salisbury, according to court records. Nothing was done to test cancer.

"The lump sum continued to grow, and I continued to show her. They never did anything else," said Hutchinson, according to the ruling. "I am not a doctor. I had to take his word on him."

When Hutchinson moved to Arkansas, she saw another doctor at the University of Arkansas for the Medical Sciences.

Doctors have made a mammogram in June 2015, and Hutchinson was diagnosed with ductal invasive carcinoma – the most common type of breast cancer – two weeks later. The cancer had traveled to its blood vessels and lymph routes, increasing the risk of cancer traveling outside or coming back into the future.

Hutchinson had a double mastectomy when her doctor told her that the tumor had a diameter of 10 cm and she destroyed her breast tissue, according to the court records.

Six months later, she was suing Salisbury, Dr. Peter Gulick, who supervised Salisbury, and Ingham County Health Department, arguing that they failed to diagnose their breast cancer.


Breast cancer is the most prevalent cancer in the United States, which affects almost 85 of every 100,000 Americans, according to data from the World Health Organization's International Agency for Cancer Research.

The health department insisted that Hutchinson filed a lawsuit too late to make it valid. Michigan's medical medicine law says that the claim must be filed six months after the alleged offense was found, and Hutchinson was four days late on the filing.

Gulick said that while Hutchinson is not a doctor, she was obliged to continue with her suspicion that, according to the court records, the lump sum could be cancerous.

Judge James Jamo, Ingham County Circuit Court, ruled in favor of doctors and the health department, stating that Hutchinson should have received at the latest in 2013 or 2014 that Salisbury and Gulick failed to diagnose the cancer.

The Court of Appeal disagreed with Jamo's control that Hutchinson could be aware of her breast cancer in 2013 or 2014 – before she was diagnosed.

The court returned the case to Ingham County Circuit Court.


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Contact reporter Kara Berg at 517-377-1113 or kberg@lsj.com. Follow her on Twitter @ karaberg95.

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