A federal court judge has awarded $275,000 to the family of a man who died from cancer after treatment at Tripler Army Medical Center.
Tripler doctors discovered a prostate nodule in 1984 during a routine examination of retired Army Col. Alvan P. Parker.
But Parker was not told of the finding, according to testimony he gave
in a videotaped deposition before his death.
The tape was played during the non-jury trial.
A year after the nodule was discovered, other doctors diagnosed Parker as having a serious cancer condition from which Parker died in 1988 at the age of 78.
The judge found Tripler liable for medical malpractice.