Radiology Group Fails to Communicate Finding to Oncologist Resulting in Delay in Diagnosis

April 5, 2013 | Physician Practice News

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A Kingston, New York, jury has awarded a patient more than $2.1 million in a malpractice lawsuit, finding that a radiology group failed to properly communicate the presence of a destructive lesion identified by a computed tomography (CT) scan to the patient’s oncologist, states a March 27, 2013, article published on DigitalJournal.com. The plaintiff alleged that because of the failure to communicate test results, the diagnosis and surgical treatment for the patient’s spinal lesion was delayed by two weeks.

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