Fewer than four percent of physicians in the United States are radiologists, but according to the physicians’ insurers Association of America, there is also an increase in the number of radiology malpractice claims.
Radiologists are defendants in a specialized negligence lawsuit more frequently than cardiologists, plastic surgeons, anesthesiologists, as well as gastroenterologists. Of the specialties that are more accountable to be sued for medical negligence all have more practitioners than radiology.
Radiology Malpractice – 4 Major Categories
Malpractice complaints against radiologists fall into four major categories:
- Observer errors
- Interpretation errors
- Failure to suggest appropriate follow-up
- Failure to communicate
The most recurrently occurring radiological error is a failure to analyze. This is a kind of observer error. It means that evident abnormalities were present on a scan, but the radiologist ignored them. Approximately fifty percent of radiologist malpractice claims are on account of a missed analysis.
Radiology malpractices can result not only from the radiologist misinterpreting a scan but also from a lack of communication between the radiologist as well as the other treating doctors.
At The Law Offices of Grayson & Grayson, we are attorneys helping people claim radiology malpractice compensation they have recently gone through. One of the key benefits of using a qualified Radiology malpractice attorney is their capability to compile a well-organized case to present in front of a judge or jury.
Even if you have a lawful claim to damages as a result of radiology malpractice, you may not see those damages if the case isn’t presented in an organized and persuasive manner. A Radiology malpractice attorney working for you will take the time to evaluate all diverse aspects of the case to compile an argument that optimistically leads to a favorable outcome.
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