Defense Verdict Returned in Lawsuit Alleging Failure to Rule Out Stroke
September 16, 2016 | Physician Practice News
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 Verdictsearch.com (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.