Update on Allison Breast Center Record Retrieval
Stephanie E. Grana—October 8, 2021
On May 20, 2020, Dr. Michael Bigg’s license was summarily suspended by the Virginia Board of Medicine. Subsequently, Allison Breast Center/Monument Radiology on Forest Avenue in Richmond, Virginia, owned and operated by Dr. Bigg was temporarily closed and is now permanently closed. The suspension of Dr. Bigg’s license and the closure of the Allison Breast Center occurred as a result of an investigation conducted by the Board of Medicine involving 18 Allison Breast Center patients and many subsequent patient complaints. The 66-page report states, in part,
“Dr. Bigg is incompetent to practice medicine and surgery with safety to patients and the public, in that he, including by and through his employees acting under his direction and control at ABC, failed, contrary to sound medical judgment and acceptable standards of medical practice, to appropriately work-up, diagnose, and manage multiple ABC patients, failed to maintain complete and accurate records for these patients, and failed to conduct himself and his practice in a safe and responsible manner. . . ”
Over the past 16-months, Attorney Stephanie Grana has continued to help women who were harmed by the negligence of Dr. Bigg and Allison Breast Center. Currently there are nine cases in litigation by our firm. Trials are scheduled for 2022 and 2023. In addition, on March 3, 2021, the Board of Medicine accepted the voluntarily surrender for revocation of Dr. Bigg’s right to renew his license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Pursuant to a consent order, Dr. Bigg’s license to practice medicine has been retroactively revoked as of May 20, 2020 when the Board originally issued its order. As a result of Dr. Bigg’s license revocation, the Board of Medicine will not hold any public hearings involving former ABC patients and Dr. Bigg will no longer be licensed as a medical doctor.
If you were a patient of Allison Breast Center, we encourage you to get your medical records so you have the historical data on your past mammograms and imaging studies. You have a right to your medical records, as well as the imaging studies, pursuant to Virginia Code Section 8.01-413.
Please note, Allison Breast Center has turned all records over to Morgan Records Management and you can request that information by contacting them directly:
Morgan Records Management
Address: 159 Frontage Road, Manchester, NH 03103
Phone: 603-509-3986 or 800-604-3994
Breit Cantor Grana Buckner will be glad to provide you with a template letter to request your records/imaging studies as well as a copy of the Board of Medicine Statement of Allegations to share with your insurance company. Please call 804-644-1400 and we will coordinate getting these to you.
If you were a patient of Dr. Bigg and have received a breast cancer diagnosis, you should speak to Stephanie Grana and our team about the pending cases we have against Dr. Bigg to see if pursuing a lawsuit is an option for you as well. You can reach us here or by calling 804-644-1400.
For more than 28 years, Stephanie Grana has fought for individuals and families in Virginia suffering from catastrophic injury and wrongful death as a top Richmond personal injury lawyer. She has recovered more than 50 verdicts and settlements of over $1 million.