The family of a late Harvard professor is suing his doctors for missing a lung cancer
“The doctors all failed to recognize a 1-centimeter lung lesion on a chest X-ray taken of the Harvard University professor in February 2001, according to Alex MacDonald, the lawyer for Gould’s survivors.
Thirteen months later, after another chest X-ray was taken, the lesion had grown to 3 centimeters and the cancer had spread to Gould’s brain, liver and spleen, MacDonald said . . .
. . . ‘We have a film that clearly shows a lesion that was missed by three doctors, and it should not have been,’ MacDonald said. ‘If it had been recognized, professor Gould would still be teaching at Harvard College today.’”