Katrina Dennis was an attorney who recently died from breast cancer. She had recently sued her doctor for medical malpractice. She was scheduled to appear in Baltimore County Circuit Court last week, but she was too sick to attend. Katrina was seeking $24 million in damages.
Katrina was diagnosed with breast cancer back in 2015. She was 36-years-old at the time. She has ductal carcinoma, which is a form of cancer that is found in the milk ducts. It is estimated that 20 percent of breast cancers are ductal carcinoma.
Surgery is the most common treatment used for ductal carcinoma. Katrina hired an attorney named Robert Weltchek. She stated that her doctor was negligent in care. She also said that her doctor did not push for Tomoxifen, which is a drug that would have prevented the cancer from spreading and re-growing.
The name of Katrina’s doctor is Dr. Michael Schultz. Dr. Schulz has hired his own attorneys. The attorneys state that Dr. Schultz did everything that he could to provide quality care. They also stated that the doctor tested Katrina to see if the cancer had spread to other parts of the body.
Katrina went to an urgent care center back in 2017 because she had back pain. She later went to an emergency room and found out that the cancer had spread to her bones, blood and organs. Michael Schwartzberg is a spokesman for St. Joseph, which is the clinic that Katrina was treated at. He said that he is deeply saddened by her death.
Katrina was a graduate of the University of Baltimore School of Law. She was active on student life committees during the time that she was a student. Linda Gooden, who is the chair of the Board of Regents for the University of Baltimore, stated that Katrina fought a long, hard battle and will be missed.