Verdict in favor of Radiologist for alleged failure to diagnose bowel perforation

John Langhenry successfully defended a radiologist who performed a barium enema and lower G.I. for allegedly failing to diagnose a bowel perforation.  Plaintiff underwent emergency laparotomy surgery to repair the perforation and flush the barium with subsequent colostomy.  The defense argued that the plaintiff’s presentation and complaints to the radiologist did not warrant further investigation for a suspected perforation.