Tuesday, 20 of November of 2018

Diagnostic Testing Communication Failures Could Be Cause for Malpractice

Not keeping patients fully informed puts their health and lives at risk.

By Randy Appleton, NC Medical Malpractice Attorney

My colleague John Cooper wrote recently on our firm’s Carolina personal injury lawyers’ website that failure to communicate clinical data from diagnostic testing could be a cause for medical negligence. Though doctors may be ordering more tests to ensure full medical care, not communicating test results affects patient safety.


About the Editors: The VA-NC medical malpractice attorneys at  Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton include medical and surgical malpractice lawyers licensed in both Virginia (VA) and Carolina (NC/SC). Our medical/hospital malpractice focus on personal injury and accident law and have experience handling medical malpractice cases involving hospital and doctor mistakes and nursing home abuse and neglect. Check out our case results to see our medical and doctor malpractice track record of success. Be sure to read our free medical malpractice reports Top 10 Tips From a Medical Malpractice Insider and Top 5 Surgical Errors. Rick Shapiro and James Lewis have been listed among the Best Lawyers in America since 2008. They, along with fellow attorney John M. Cooper, have also been named Virginia Super Lawyers since 2010, an honor which fewer than 5 percent of outstanding lawyers receive.