January 2010
Sports Medicine Standards & Malpractice Reporter;Jan2010, Vol. 22 Issue 1, p16
The article discusses a court case wherein the plaintiff alleged negligence in performing an inadequate computed tomography (CT) scan, leading to the failure of physicians to diagnose her hernia. The plaintiff passed through a chest x-ray and an abdominal CT in Methodist Hospital in Chicago, Illinois to examine why she had an abdominal pain after playing softball. The defendants said that the condition of the plaintiff was rare and alleged that she failed to follow their instructions.


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