Shelbiana, KY asked in Medical Malpractice for Kentucky

Q: If a radiologist reads a lumbar mri and overlooks a mass on kidney twice is this malpractice

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Little Neck, NY

A: An attorney would not be able to make a determination based on these facts alone. If you consulted with a Kentucky med mal attorney, they would likely want to request the MRI films and accompanying reports and review them with radiologists. While it could seem like a simple question, jurors in such a case could be asked to consider factors such as the resolution and quality of the imaging studies, what the referral was for (lumbar or cervical series often place the reading radiologist's focus on bulges, herniations, and trauma-related attributes), among other issues. It wouldn't necessarily be such a straightforward determination for a jury. You could consult with a Kentucky med mal attorney to discuss your rights in detail and learn more about your options. Good luck

Tim Akpinar

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