Journal Article
Study

Pediatric radiology malpractice claims—characteristics and comparison to adult radiology claims.

Breen MA; Dwyer K; Yu-Moe W; Taylor GA.

This study used data from a large risk management database to characterize the frequency and type of malpractice claims against pediatric radiologists. Diagnostic error—particularly failure to diagnose congenital and developmental abnormalities—was the most common reason for a malpractice suit, with more than half of claims occurring in the outpatient setting.