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.
Co-founder and senior shareholder of our law firm, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Kenneth M. Rothweiler began his career as a legal clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Dedicated to complex personal injury litigation, he has tried more than 100 jury trials. These cases resulted in some of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania.