Is a Delayed MRI Scan Medical Malpractice?
Nancy Winkler is a partner at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C based in Philadelphia. In this Quick Question, she explains that a delayed MRI scan could lead to medical malpractice if a delayed diagnosis of a condition made that condition worse.
Rob Rosenthal: Here’s a Quick Question from AskTheLawyers.com: how do you know if your delayed MRI scan becomes a case of malpractice?
Nancy Winkler: If you would have an MRI that shows that there is an aneurysm, okay, for example, and there was a delay in diagnosing that and that aneurysm burst because of the delay, then it could be a malpractice claim. So any time that the delay in the performance of the MRI causes harm that is potentially and I say potentially a malpractice claim and you should seek counsel to have an investigated further with an expert.