31 Aug Virginia: Medical Malpractice – a Lawyer’s Lawsuit
On July 26, 2016, Mr. Waterman filed George W. Rauchfuss v. Roger E. Schultz, M.D., Hampton Roads Urology, Riverside Physician Services, Inc., Riverside Medical Group, Benjamin J. Pettus, M.D., Peninsula Radiological Associates, Ltd., Riverside Diagnostic Center – Williamsburg, Riverside Hospital, Inc., Riverside Health System, and Riverside Healthcare Association, Inc., No. CL1302754V-04 in Circuit Court for the City of Newport News, Virginia. It is a lawsuit alleging lost substantial chance of survival unto wrongful death.
The victim’s urologists, Dr. Schultz, Hampton Roads Urology, Riverside Medical Group and Riverside Physician Services, Inc., ordered George Rauchfuss an MRI – but chose not to read the full MRI reports sent to them by internet and on paper. Hence they missed the MRI finding of cancer and failed to refer and otherwise treat and care for their patient for the same, which is their medical malpracticealleged.
The victim also alleges his radiologist, Dr. Pettus and Peninsula Radiological Associates, and the MRI facility entities, Riverside Diagnostic Center – Williamsburg, Riverside Hospital, Inc., Riverside Health System, and Riverside Healthcare Association, Inc., committed medical malpractice. They did not marquee the MRI cancer finding prominently on the first page of the entities MRI reports, or telephone or otherwise specially bring the critical time-sensitive cancer finding to the urologists’ attention.
Additionally, the victim has alleged medical malpractice against his urologists, Riverside Health System and Riverside Healthcare Associates, Inc. for them ignoring his repeated requests for his MRI reports. He used their www.myhealthlink.com twice to no avail.
Riverside has provided the victim his patient chart, but is withholding all other materials about his case, claiming medical malpractice “privilege”. That necessitates a Court hearing.