Radiology is a medical specialty that uses various imaging techniques to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases and health issues such as cancer, tumor, stroke, broken bones, etc. These imaging techniques include x-rays, ultrasound, MRI, and more. Unfortunately, errors do happen in the radiology department that can put patients’ lives at risk. If someone has suffered losses or sustained injuries due to negligence in the radiology department, they can file a case and get compensation for the same. But, radiology malpractice cases can be quite complex and it is better to hire an attorney to get them through the legal process.
Common Types of Radiology Malpractices
Failure in detecting cancer is probably the most common radiology malpractice, but radiologists also fail to properly identify other problems too. According to many studies, radiologists also frequently missed non-spinal fractures, spinal fractures, and vascular disease, leading to malpractice claims. Some malpractice claims are also from the radiologist’s failure to properly communicate findings or to recommend further testing when it was warranted. An experienced radiology malpractice attorney from Grayson & Grayson can help you determine whether your case qualifies as radiology malpractice based on these errors. Here is a brief description of common radiology malpractices:
• Error in Perception: when there is an abnormality present in the scan but for some reason, the radiologists did not see it. Also, if the radiologists did not recognize the abnormality that could be a possible tumor.
• Lack of Training of Knowledge: this happens when the test is not performed properly or the radiologists did not receive adequate training to properly interpret it.
• Lack of Communication: This happens when radiologists fail to properly communicate the results of the test with the doctor or with the patients.
Who can be held liable for Radiology Malpractice?
In most cases, radiologists can be held liable for malpractice. This can occur when the radiologists made an error that led to severe side effects, resulting in injuries and losses. In other instances, the administration or hospital staff can be held responsible, especially if there are deficiencies in the way the hospital is running.
In some cases, the manufacturers of the radiology equipment can also be held liable for providing products that are defective.
How can an Attorney Help you?
Radiology malpractice laws vary from state to state and sometimes may involve different aspects of the medical industry. A good radiology malpractice attorney can help you move through the complex legal process. Grayson & Grayson’s attorneys have over 35 years of experience and all the knowledge about radiology and medical malpractice laws. We can provide you with top-level legal advice and though we follow a contingency plan, we won’t charge you anything until we have won the case for you.