Tomorrow's case will make the radiologists mad.

Patient evaluated for knee replacement.

Ortho says PCP must do risk stratification.

PCP orders a chest x-ray.

Radiologist says there's a weird 3cm density under a rib.

Guess what?
They were right.

And no one followed-up on it.

Until 3 years later when it was a giant cancer.

This is a med mal theme that I see over, and over, and over, and over again.

Incidental findings lawsuits are a dime a dozen.
Anyway, the plaintiff sued the PCP, ortho and the radiologist.

The radiologist literally said they recommend a CT scan in the report. But no one did it. And they still got sued.

Plaintiff claimed they should have communicated better.
Case goes out to (paying) subscribers tomorrow, get on the email list to see the radiology reports and the expert witness opinions!
Also, I may eventually start a company that searches through your hospital's entire radiology database to identify missed incidental findings and flag them.

Could charge 100k/hospital/year and still save them a ton of money because these lawsuits are EVERYWHERE.
Also generates more revenue for the hospital as they get further non-emergent imaging studies.

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