I read a case in the book "Better" that is written by Atul Gawande. It talks about a second year med student who has a chest x-ray that reveals a large tumor. The young mans father is a physicia and remembered that four years earlier his son had his wisdom teeth out and stayed in the hospital for one night. He also remembered that a chest x-ray would have been done after the wisdom teeth extraction. They pulled up the 4 year old x-ray and the tumor was there. The radiologist who read it stated that "Further evaluation of this is recoommended." However, the oral surgeon and surgical resident wrote in the patients chart that the chest x-ray was normal. Eventually a lawsuit is carried out and the patient wins. I'm curious as to who would be legally responsible for this? Would it be the oral surgeon and the resident? The radiologist made note of the tumor in the original x-ray, is that enough on the radiologists part or would he/she be responsible for making sure that the "further evaluation" be carried out? I found the case to be very interesting. Just wondering if you guys would know.