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If You Have My Film on the ‘Lightbox’, Diagnose Me Now – Not Later

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Oscar Wilde

A recently filed West Virginia case presents a common issue in medical malpractice cases. The human and economic costs of injuries pile up when radiology films are not properly read. The purpose of radiology tests like MRI’s is to correlate clinical signs and symptoms to findings on films. Underlying conditions revealed in x-rays (that show bone damage) and CTs or MRIs (that show soft tissue damage) are usually serious and require timely treatment. Failure to identify abnormalities costs time and allows disease processes to spread or do further injury.

Here is a link to the lawsuit filed in Winchester.

Delay Caused by Failure to Properly Read MRI Caused Millions in Damages