No patient should have to be subjected to scan-related negligence. Such negligence can be a very serious matter. It can cause a great deal of harm to patients. It can sometimes even have fatal results. Thus, it is very important for medical professionals to not act negligently when it comes to scans done on patients.
Recently, a wrongful death case has arisen involving allegations of scan-related negligence. The case is from Ohio. The case involves a woman who underwent CT scans in November 2009 and March 2010.
The woman’s husband alleges that negligence occurred in connection to the reading of these CT scans. Specifically, the woman’s husband alleges that two radiologists misinterpreted the CT scans.
According to the woman’s husband, this alleged negligence resulted in there being a delay in the detection of lung cancer the woman had.
In January 2011, the woman died from bacterial sepsis that resulted from her lung cancer. The woman’s husband alleges that the woman’s death may have been prevented had the delay in the detection of the cancer not occurred.
A lawsuit has been brought in a court in Ohio by the woman’s husband against the two radiologists in connection to the above allegations. It has been reported that this lawsuit is asking for damages. One wonders what will ultimately happen in this wrongful death case.
As the allegations in this case underscore, scan-related negligence can be very harmful. Thus, one hopes that medical professionals are held accountable when they engage in negligence like that alleged in this case.
Source: Courthouse News Service, “Kaiser Mistakes Blamed for Woman’s Death,” Philip A. Janquart, Jan. 24, 2013