Mammogram Quality Problems at Raleigh, NC, Medical Practice

April 1st, 2015

Did you have a mammogram at Richard D. Adelman, M.D., Family Medicine practice in Raleigh, NC? HensonFuerst Attorneys is investigating possible problems with the quality of mammograms performed at this site.

On March 24, 2015, the FDA issued a Safety Alert for patients who had a mammogram at that facility any time after August 24, 2012, after a review of two years worth of mammograms identified problems with the quality of the mammograms. The facility had its accreditation revoked on November 5, 2014. On November 18, 2014, the FDA required the facility to notify all patients who received mammograms at its facility any time after August 24, 2012 about these problems, and to stop performing mammography.

The FDA says that this does not necessarily mean that the results of your mammogram were inaccurate. However, that is a possibility. Inaccurate mammogram results could mean that some women who were told that their breasts were normal may in fact have problems that require additional medical care.

What should you do?

First, all women who had mammograms at this facility after August 24, 2012, should have their mammograms reviewed at a Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA)-certified facility to determine if they need a repeat mammogram or additional medical follow-up. You have a right to your original mammogram and copies of your medical reports from Richard D. Adelman, M.D, Family Medicine practice. A database of MQSA-certified facilities in your area is available by calling the National Cancer Institute’s (NCI) information number at 1-800-422-6237.

If you need a repeat mammogram and your health insurance will not pay for it, you can call the NCI information service at 1-800-422-6237 for a listing of MQSA-certified facilities near you that provide free or low-cost mammograms.

Finally, if you had a mammogram at this facility since August 24, 2012, and would like to explore your legal rights, call HensonFuerst Attorneys today at 800-4-LAWMED. We’ll keep you informed as further information is discovered.