Suit filed in the Circuit Court of St. Louis County, Missouri, against our client’s OB/GYN physician. Client visited her OB/GYN physician with complaints of vaginal pain and discomfort. The physician, without conducting any diagnostic testing concluded that the problem was fibroid tumors in the client’s uterus. Approximately nine months later, client returned to her physician with the increased complaints of pelvic and vaginal pain. The physician made the same diagnosis as before but recommended a partial hysterectomy to relieve her painful symptoms. During the ensuing surgical procedure, the defendant physician found that his patient did not have any fibroid tumors in her uterus as he had previously diagnosed but instead had a tumor on her left ovary that was subsequently determined to be malignant, consisting of clear cell adenocarcinoma. Although the physician removed her left ovary and left fallopian tube, he neglected to remove her right ovary, right fallopian tube and uterus (complete hysterectomy) to prevent this malignant cancer from metastasizing. Because of this failure, our client immediately required a second surgery, but first had to complete chemotherapy treatment that had been started. This second surgery performed four or five months later was too close in time to the first surgery to qualify as the necessary “second look” surgery to determine if the cancerous condition had been successfully treated and arrested. So, she eventually had to undergo a total of three surgeries instead of only two. This suit included as elements of damage the lost chance of successful recovery and/or diminished chance of recovery and survival and the attendant emotional/mental anxiety and distress associated with the delay in diagnosis and the client’s knowledge that the cancer was progressing from the time of her original complaints until the date of her first surgery. A favorable confidential settlement was reached.