Patient sues Ariz. SimonMed center for malpractice

An Arizona woman is suing Thompson Peak SimonMed Imaging Center in Scottsdale, AZ, for malpractice, according to a report posted February 2 by ABC15 Arizona.

The suit alleges that she was given a life-threatening dose of the sedative diazepam (Valium) instead of contrast media during a 2021 MRI scan. The dose was 50 mg, the outlet reported.

"For someone to get five times the recommended (FDA) max dosage is extraordinary and extraordinary negligence," the patient's attorney, Rachel Fitzpatrick, said in the ABC story. “There are procedures or there should be that are in place to ensure that this precise thing doesn’t happen.”



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