Carson City, NV asked in Health Care Law for Nevada

Q: Hi. I was wondering if it is considered medical negligence for a doctor not to go over imaging results that they ordered

I went to another facility to have an MRI done. They uploaded the results to me. I don't understand what I'm reading and my doctor has not contacted me about them. It's been 2 weeks. He didn't want to order the study in the first place but I felt something was off.

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Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Nevada attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. It could be that the doctor is busy. In terms of the reports, some of them contain imaging parameters that no one other than the tech really understands, in terms of things like pulse sequences, etc. But it would be good to receive an explanation about anything of medical substance in the reading radiologist's findings that you have concerns about. I don't see it as medical negligence. Most doctors do not go through MRI or CT reports line-by-line with their patients. But this is my individual opinion - you could consult with other attorneys to ask if they see things differently. Good luck

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