Rani Kulkarni and John Barker Secures a Summary Judgment Win

On May 22, 2024, Rani Kulkarni and John Barker secured a summary judgment win on behalf of a Queens County radiologist. Plaintiff alleged a failure to interpret breast imaging, claiming that her diagnosis of breast cancer was delayed as a result. The Court granted summary judgment, finding that contrary to plaintiff’s allegation, the radiologist did not assume a general duty of care to independently diagnose plaintiff’s condition. Moreover, plaintiff failed to raise triable issues of fact, particularly as to whether the radiologist misinterpreted the subject imaging. The Court noted that plaintiff’s expert on causation was speculative and factually unsupported, dismissing the claim against the defendant radiologist.