Defending the radiologist in a medical malpractice action can pose unique challenges. Armed with a subsequent study evidencing the lesion, as well as an outcome, plaintiff’s attorneys and their retained experts all too often seek to persuade the jury retrospectively that there was some abnormality on earlier imaging in the same location where cancer was later diagnosed. The radiologist may also face claims that inconsistent or unexpected results were inadequately communicated through the radiology report, findings suggestive of the need for immediate or urgent intervention being untimely conveyed to the referring physician, or incomplete recommendations for follow-up. In this course, attorneys Thomas A. Mobilia and Daniel L. Freidlin discuss strategies used to defend the radiologist, and risk management approaches in preventing litigation.
I. Define the standard of care applicable to radiologists
II. Understand potential claims and theories advanced against radiologists in medical malpractice cases
III. Address discovery and trial evidence issues in radiology cases
IV. Development of defense strategies to liability claims
V. Risk management approaches
Interesting PI seminar.
good to have educ on specific specialties within med mal cases
Well paced and informative.
This was an interesting and easy to follow lecture which covered a quite dense topic.
The speakers were very knowledgeable.
The material in this presentation was very thorough and relevant.
Excellent summary of the area
Illuminating in the detail to which the lecturers discuss the technical ways in which a radiologist can be open to liability beyond the simply failing to read the imaging correctly, such as failing to effectively communicate to the physician in time, or failing to recommend the next level of radiological study. Clearly presented and extremely interesting material and analysis by the lecturers.
loved the content!!
Well presented and very interesting!