Lack of follow-up again leads to a lawsuit
“A Shaler woman participating in a federal study on early detection of cancers was not told of abnormal chest X-ray findings, possibly delaying her diagnosis and treatment for lung cancer by years . . .
. . . Grace Isherwood, now 77, had an X-ray in April 2000 that indicated an abnormality in her upper right lung.
The results were forwarded to Guido, the lawsuit alleges, but no one notified Isherwood of the abnormal findings. More than three years later, a cancerous mass was found in the same area of her right lung.”
Echoes of this case. Always document communication of suspicious X-ray results.