When Radiologists Make Mistakes
Although the medical profession has relied on X-rays to detect medical conditions, injuries and ailments for decades, errors still occur in the field of radiology. At any stage in the film’s development, processing or reading, mistakes can happen and can lead to a failed diagnosis or treatment. When flawed readings result, the conclusions drawn by the radiologist or doctor can have immediate bearing on the patient’s health.
Our attorneys at Djordjevic & Marmaros, LLC, have advocated for patients nationwide whose health was compromised due to a misdiagnosis or lack of treatment. We draw from over 70 years’ combined experience in the field to examine claims and design a legal strategy that produces favorable results for our clients.
We know that these tests are used to diagnose a range of conditions, so it is vital that the films are not only accurate but interpreted correctly such as:
- Failure to identify tumors, fractures, obstructions or bleeding
- Misreading of findings from a mammogram or other soft tissue test
- Missing unexpected findings that appear in the study
Should a doctor receive an inaccurate interpretation of a film, her recommendations may be tainted by the misinformation. In some cases, the impact of the flawed reading can cause a problem that is easily remedied; other radiology errors lead to irreparable harm or death.
Representing Those Harmed By An Assessment Error
Our lawyers have represented our clients in court harmed by misreading X-rays, leading to the growth of malignant tumors, such as:
- Breast cancer
- Lung cancer
- Presence of metastatic cancer
We have also advocated for clients whose conditions progressed due to a radiologist’s error, in issues such as:
- Pulmonary embolisms
- Aortic aneurysms
- Bowel obstructions
- Gastrointestinal perforations
When patients enter a hospital for treatment, they expect medical professionals will be trained to perform their duties correctly and provide an acceptable standard of care. In filing suit, we hold radiologists, doctors and hospitals accountable when they fail to meet these basic expectations.
We Help Those Suffering From Radiology Errors
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