radiology attorneysRadiology uses various forms of diagnostic imaging to help doctors determine what illness their patient is suffering from. Ultrasounds, X-Rays, MRI’s, PET scans, and CT scans are among the most common tests that a radiologist will be deciphering.

 

Even a small error in reading any of these tests can have serious consequences for the patient sometimes resulting in Medical Malpractice. Our radiology attorneys believe that these mistakes should carry serious consequences for the radiologist that misread the results, as well, and we’ll work to ensure that justice is served.

 

Radiology Medical Malpractice

Radiologists are specially trained to see even minute differences in these scan results, but they are often viewing several hundred tests per day, and the monotony of seeing one test after another, all of them completely normal, may result in their missing a small issue. While it’s an understandable error, the repercussions to the patient that is misdiagnosed, or undiagnosed, are often quite serious, delaying or preventing treatment that the patient needs, often the difference between health and ongoing illness.

 

Some of the different cases that your radiology attorney can help you with include:

 

  • Mistaken diagnoses, leading to unnecessary treatments
  • Misread tests, leading to patient risk, further illness, or death
  • Mixed up test results between patients, or other administrative mistakes
  • Communication issues between departments, leading to incomplete diagnostic information

 

50 years ago, the main cause of medical malpractice suits being brought to court was doctors behaving poorly, or performing procedures they shouldn’t have. Now, the main cause of medical malpractice lawsuits is the failure to properly diagnose a patient’s illness. The second most common reason for radiology cases is the radiologist neglecting to communicate test results with the referring doctor in a timely manner.

 

How Does a Boston Medical Malpractice Lawyer Help?

If you or a loved one has had treatment delayed, or have suffered due to unnecessary treatments, contact a medical malpractice attorney. Delayed treatment often means that more aggressive treatment is required. The physical and emotional toll this places on you and your family is unacceptable.

 

Damages you may be entitled to include:

 

  • Lost wages
  • Medical expenses
  • Long-term care
  • Mental damages for trauma experienced

 

Contacting Your Radiology Attorney

If you believe that a radiologist’s error resulted in your diagnosis or treatment being delayed, you may be eligible to file a malpractice claim. Call a Boston medical malpractice lawyer, and we’ll do a full investigation. Our team of specialists will work together to determine your past, current, and future costs related to the error, and we’ll help you to seek any and all damages you’re entitled to.