Radiology Errors Cause Your Misdiagnosis?

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Radiology primarily deals with the interpretation of diagnostic images such as CT scans, MRI, ultrasounds, x-rays and sonograms. Radiologists may be called in to review these images to diagnose illness or injury. However, errors in reading these images can lead to life-changing mistakes in medical care. Most commonly, radiologist errors result in misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose an illness or condition. This in turn may delay crucial treatment, causing permanent injury or wrongful death.

If you have suffered an injury because of radiology errors, you may have legal options. At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our medical negligence lawyers represent victims of radiologist negligence in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and nationwide. We have experience investigating radiologist errors and representing victims in resulting medical malpractice cases. In addition, we offer a free initial consultation to discuss your potential case.

Are Radiology Errors Medical Malpractice?

Radiologists are specially-trained medical doctors and must adhere to the same standards of care as any other physician. They must take care to study each image carefully and inform the treating doctor of any warning signs. Prompt, thorough work is especially crucial in cases involving life-threatening conditions. Some of the most common results of radiological medical malpractice include:

  • Wrongful death due to failure to diagnose cancer at an early and treatable phase.
  • Birth injuries resulting from misdiagnosis of fetal distress or other conditions during a CT scan.
  • Serious spinal cord injuries or disability caused by failure to detect fractures.
  • Medication errors and injuries from misdiagnosis of any condition.
  • Wrongful death, permanent injury or medication errors from failure to diagnose a pending heart attack or stroke.
  • Permanent catastrophic injuries or wrongful death from misdiagnosis of an infection of any kind.

In many medical malpractice cases, doctors and radiologists will not tell patients when their injuries result from a mistake. However, our team of medical negligence lawyers have the resources to fully investigate your medical injury. We review evidence in medical records, image scans and other sources. We work with radiology experts to determine what a competent and qualified radiologist would conclude from your scans.

Then, if your doctors did not adhere to the proper standard of care, we can help you proceed with a personal injury lawsuit. Depending on the circumstances, you may be able to collect compensation for your medical injury or the wrongful death of a loved one from the radiologist, the treating physician and/or the hospital itself.

Misdiagnosed and Hurt? Call Our Medical Negligence Lawyers Today

A misdiagnosis or the failure to diagnose can cause a medical condition to worsen beyond effective treatment. If a radiologist’s negligence resulted in this kind of delay, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.

Contact our Philadelphia law firm today to speak with our knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyers about your radiology error case. We have offices in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as well as Cherry Hill, New Jersey, and we accept medical malpractice cases nationwide. We offer free initial consultations and handle cases on a contingency fee basis.