Practice of Medicine
Wrongful Death Suit Alleges Abnormal X-Ray Results Never Reported
November 26, 2013
This case stems from the decision to fax a copy of the radiology report indicating a potential lung mass, to the patient’s primary care physician's office instead of to the surgeon who was treating him inside the hospital’s own walls. It illustrates the classic scenario of how incidental, non-critical findings can fall through the cracks when good communication systems are not in place, …
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