POSTED: 08:33 a.m. HST, Sep 09, 2013
LAST UPDATED: 08:33 a.m. HST, Sep 09, 2013
WAILUKU » The family of a Hawaii lung cancer patient treated with too much radiation due to a software programming error has reached a settlement in a lawsuit.
The family of 45-year-old Zacarias Chichioco Jr. of Kahului sued doctors at Pacific Cancer Institute and Varian Medical Systems Inc. after Chichioco's death in 2011.
The case was settled for $15 million before a scheduled trial this month.
The Maui News reports the family will receive $1 million from institute founder and president Dr. Bobby Baker and $1 million from institute physician Dr. Daryl Makishi, the limit of their insurance policies.
Chichioco family attorney Michael Tateishi says Varian will pay $13.25 million.
The case led to a recall of the software that Varian manufactured.
Varian is based in Palo Alto, California.