JACKSONVILLE – A Jacksonville woman alleges her late husband's medical scans were misread and that it delayed a diagnosis of cancer.

Lynn Peaslee, as personal representative of the estate of Robert Peaslee, filed a complaint on Dec. 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division against The United States of America alleging negligence for the wrongful death of Robert Peaslee.

According to the complaint, the plaintiff alleges that Robert Peaslee suffered a three-year delay in the diagnosis of lung cancer because of the negligence of the defendant's employees at Naval Hospital Jacksonville. The plaintiff holds The United States of America responsible because the physicians allegedly failed to interpret the testing results for Robert Peaslee's CT scans, causing the late treatment of his lung cancer. The suit states Robert Peaslee died on Feb. 16, 2016.

The plaintiff seeks judgment against the defendant for all damages and legal fees. She is represented by Sean B. Cronin and Michelle L. Davis of Cronin & Maxwell, PL in Jacksonville.

U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida, Jacksonville Division Case number 3:16-cv-01593-HES-MCR

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