Medical Malpractice Lawsuit Result of Botched Biopsy

The biopsy results revealed breast cancer. So, last June, Janelle Trenchfield underwent surgery to remove lymph nodes and a lump in her breast. A few days after the surgery, Trenchfield was told that she didn’t have cancer after all. Her biopsy had been confused with another patient’s at Winthrop-University Hospital in Mineola, NY. It appears that a label with her name on it had been inadvertently placed on another woman’s biopsy.
Now, Janelle Trenchfield is left with physical and emotional scars. Her breast is severely scarred from the surgery and she is more susceptible to disease after having lymph nodes removed. In addition, she has had to deal with the anguish and trauma of thinking she had cancer. As a result of her suffering, Trenchfield has filed a medical malpractice lawsuit in state Supreme Court.