Defense Verdict Returned in Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Rule Out Stroke

September 16, 2016 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​A jury in Virginia returned a defense verdict resolving a medical malpractice lawsuit alleging that a physician failed to perform adequate testing to rule out a stroke, according to a case report published on (subscription required). The physician had been treating the patient for several years for cardiomyopathy. The lawsuit alleged that after the patient underwent a computed tomography scan that was performed by another clinician, the patient was hospitalized and diagnosed with congestive heart failure.

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