Palm Beach County Woman Claims MedExpress Misread Scan, Never Called For Follow-Up. Now Suffering From Cancer With Metastatic Spread.
BY: LAW AND JUSTICE UNIT | BocaNewsNow.com
BOYNTON BEACH, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — A Boynton Beach woman claims that MedExpress misdiagnosed chest pain as pneumonia. Months later, the woman learned she was actually suffering from lung cancer.
Christine Burt, in a just-filed lawsuit in Palm Beach County Circuit Court, claims MedExpress’ Dr. Lisa Brudrett diagnosed her “cough” “chest pain” and “ear pain” as Pneumonia during a February, 2020 visit. The doctor, according to the suit, never suggested a follow-up visit was needed.
From the suit:
“On February 17, 2020, Plaintiff, CHRISTINE BURT, presented to MEDEXPRESS
and was treated by Lisa Brundrett, DO, for right chest pain for three days along with cough and ear
pain. A chest x-ray was performed showing a right upper lobe infiltrate and the diagnosis was
pneumonia. The chest x-ray was read by Teleradiology Specialists and the diagnosis was a five (5)
centimeter focal infiltrate in the right lung apex and recommendation for follow-up chest x-ray in two
weeks and after antibiotics to exclude an underlying malignancy. Dr. Brundrett did not recommend a
follow-up »-ray or take any steps to exclude an underlying malignancy. Plaintiff, CHRISTINE
Plaintiff, CHRISTINE BURT, was not seen again until January of 2021, at which time lung cancer was diagnosed. The lengthy delay in the diagnosis and treatment of lung cancer caused a growth of the cancer along with a metastatic spread.”
Burt’s current medical condition was not immediately clear.
Read the complete lawsuit, below. MedExpress did not immediately file a response to the lawsuit which seeks in excess of $30,000 — the statutory minimum for filing in Palm Beach County Circuit Court.
Burt is represented by Attorney Kevin Smith at Lytal, Reiter, Smith, Ivey and Fronrath.
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