Delayed Radiological Findings Cause Appendix Perforation

A delay in the diagnosis of appendicitis led to a perforation, which led to peritonitis, an inflammation (irritation) of the peritoneum, the tissue that lines the wall of the abdomen and covers the abdominal organs. Rosen Louik & Perry of Pittsburgh, PA represented the client’s radiology malpractice claim. Our expert doctor was of the strong belief that the discrepancy in the radiologic findings should not have been floating in the hospital for four days. The communication error directly caused the four-day delay and the problems described. This case was settled for $725,000.00.

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