Causes of Medical Malpractice Suits against Radiologists
In an article February 2013 Radiology, 266, 548-554 by Jeremy S Whang et al, authors have determined the most frequent causes of malpractice suits as derived from credentialing data of 8401 radiologists. According to them
- Errors in diagnosis are, by far, the most common generic cause of malpractice suits against radiologists.
- In this category, breast cancer was the most frequently missed diagnosis, followed by nonvertebral fractures and spinal fractures.
- Failure to communicate and failure to recommend additional testing are both uncommon reasons for initiating a suit.
Causes of Medical Malpractice Suits against Radiologists Reviewed by Sumer Sethi on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 Rating: