Diagnostic Radiology: Analysis of Closed Malpractice Claims


Studying diagnostic radiology malpractice claims provides an understanding of drivers of lawsuits and patient injuries that result. By
analyzing these claims and identifying the contributing factors involved in these, risk mitigation strategies can be developed and implemented reducing adverse patient outcomes and increasing patient safety. The Doctors Company looks at written demands for payment against diagnostic radiologists with expert reviews including case scenarios to illustrate situations demonstrating these radiology risks.Insert copy]

Course ID #: TDE 210853.0 Issue Date: 02/11/2021 Expiration Date: 02/11/2024


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Determine if any of the claim drivers found in the radiology closed claims represent similar occurrences within my practice.
  • Educate colleagues and members of my healthcare team about types of claims and patient injuries found in the analysis of claims.
  • Implement three risk management strategies that can reduce the risk of patient injuries and improve the quality of care.


No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.

Course Developers

Lisa McCorkle, MSN, MBA, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, CPHRM, LNCC, Senior Patient Safety Risk Manager, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

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