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This Woman Carelessly Handed Out Negative Breast Cancer Results To 1,200 Patients Without A Doctor Even Checking! Now 2 Are Dead & 8 Are Sick!

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More than 1,200 women trusted Rachel Rapraeger with their lives without even knowing it.

Now, the Georgia radiology technician is headed to prison after passing along clean bills of health to these patients without having a doctor look at their breast cancer scans!

Rapraeger told authorities that she became disinterested in her job, which caused a backlog of work to be done. In order to catch up, she entered in negative results to 1,289 women who hadn’t even been given a diagnosis!

In actuality, ten of those patients from Perry Hospital DID have breast cancer! And now two of them have died!

This makes us sick to our stomachs!

This week, a judge sentenced Rachel to six months in prison, ten years of probation, a $12,5000 fine and a ban from working in the medical field for a decade.

In our opinion, not enough!

Several of the victims, now suffering from the disease, were seated in the courtroom during Rachel’s sentencing. They were given an opportunity to address the woman who carelessly handed them false hope.

Sharon Holmes was given a clean bill of health but learned two months later that she had breast cancer and that it had already spread to her lymph nodes. She told Rachel:

"You could have made a different decision and my family and I would not be living this nightmare. If I'm living a sentence for having cancer then you should live a sentence behind bars.”

Unfortunately, two of those affected by this horrendous oversight weren’t able to see justice served.

You should be ashamed of yourself, Ms. Rapraeger!

[Image via WMAZ.]

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6 comments to “This Woman Carelessly Handed Out Negative Breast Cancer Results To 1,200 Patients Without A Doctor Even Checking! Now 2 Are Dead & 8 Are Sick!”

  1. L says – reply to this


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    She has to be a radiologist not a tech. Doctors give out results not the techs!



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    What a horrible thing for her to do. And I agree, the doctors read the xrays and will send a report to your GP or family Dr.

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    Re: L – She filed the mammogram films without ever showing them to a doctor, so the women assumed they were normal. If you ever get a mammogram and don't get a report, call the hospital or place where you got it and demand a report. That way, they will definitely have to look at it.

  4. MGFunk says – reply to this


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    It's our judicial system that should be ashamed. 6 months in prison?!?! SIX MONTH'S IN PRISON?!?! THAT IS IT?!?! What slap in the face….

  5. MGFunk says – reply to this


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    Re: Take it or leave it – Thanks for the tip!! I never even thought about this scenario before.

  6. What? says – reply to this


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    Um…she's a tech and cannot legally read film or report results to patients. Not one of these reports explains how she bypassed a radiologist with over a thousand films! How did she report negatives!!? A radiologist has to give a signed report or you can't bill insurance. It's not as simple as they make it sound. She's a dumbass for letting herself get used and none of this adds up. Reporters have let this story pass without real investigation. Something worse happened.