Defense Verdict for Radiologist and Radiology Group
On Friday, February 17, 2023, Jack Shusted and Nikki Mosco obtained a defense verdict on behalf of their clients, a Radiologist and Radiology group, after a week-long trial in the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas in Doylestown, Pennsylvania.
At trial, Plaintiff claimed that the Radiologist failed to identify and report a density on the patient’s mammogram which Plaintiff further claimed increased the risk of harm and death of the patient.
The defense showed that the asymmetric density seen on the mammogram at issue was stable mammographically over a three year period and therefore, the Radiologist met the standard of care in his interpretation and reporting of the mammogram. The defense also demonstrated that the patient unfortunately suffered from a highly aggressive interval breast cancer and given the aggressive biology of the patient’s cancer, earlier diagnosis would not have changed the ultimate outcome.