Macon, GA asked in Medical Malpractice and Wrongful Death for Georgia

Q: Is this a medical malpractice case?

My BIL's aunt passed yesterday at a hospital in GA. She had told the doctor's and nurses there that she had a pacemaker when they wanted her to have an MRI--she told them several times that she did not want an MRI b/c of this, however, they moved forward with the testing and she coded/passes IN the MRI machine. Is this a case that could be taken to court?

1 Lawyer Answer
Kimberly Grant
Kimberly Grant
  • Medical Malpractice Lawyer
  • Atlanta, GA
  • Licensed in Georgia

A: Your aunt's husband or, if she wasn't married, surviving children, should contact a medical malpractice attorney in Georgia as soon as possible to investigate this matter. An MRI is usually contraindicated with someone with a pacemaker or other metal objects.

We are currently handling a case where an MRI technologist left EKG leads on a patient and he suffered a significant injury as a result.

This case definitely merits investigation.

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