A 35-year-old woman in Long Island, New York had a double mastectomy after being told she had breast cancer when, in fact, she did not have breast cancer. After her surgery, she was told the lab made a mistake. The single mother is now suing. Her attorney says she was the victim of a mix-up at the CBLPath Medical Lab in Rye Brook, New York. Eason is seeking an undisclosed amount of money.
A state report blames the mix-up on a technician who admitted cutting corners while labeling tissue specimens. The doctor who signed off on Eason’s diagnosis and the lab tech no longer work with the company.