Radiology is a sphere in medicine, mostly dealing with the elucidation of diagnostic films such as CT scans, MRI, x-rays, ultrasounds, sonograms and further methods of imaging. Radiologists are often called in to evaluate these scans for injured or sick parties for diagnosis of internal injury, bleeding or else fractures.
When radiologists misread or misinterpret films, the ill patient can undergo severe consequences. Here comes the role of the best Radiology Malpractice Lawyer. The Law Offices of Grayson & Grayson has represented clients who have suffered as a consequence of radiology malpractice. With more than 35 years of experience in medical malpractice, the attorneys of The Law Offices of Grayson & Grayson have the knowledge and expertise to obtain justice for you.
What is Radiology Malpractice?
Radiology is a type of medical forte that uses a range of imaging techniques to diagnose and treat diseases in the body. These include techniques such as x-rays, ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and other methods.
As the primary objective of radiology is typically to diagnose diseases, the core type of radiology malpractice is a failure to diagnose. It can happen if the radiologist was inattentive during the radiology procedure.
Other types of radiology malpractice can include:
• A patient suffering an abnormal injury as a consequence of the radiology procedure
• Inadequate documentation of the patient’s condition and progress
• Lack of consent from the patient
• Medication and treatment errors
• Clerical and administration-related errors
• Failure to follow the proper standard of care for radiology procedures
Radiology malpractice can be predominantly dangerous as it can lead to long-term conditions or health issues for the patient. In such situations, the best radiology malpractice lawyer can help you obtain justice.
Who can be held responsible for Radiology Malpractice?
In many situations, a radiology professional can be held responsible for malpractice. It can occur as mentioned if they are inattentive in some way. It means that they knew or should have known about a danger associated with radiology practices, but continued with the process anyway.
In other instances, hospital staff or management can be held accountable, mainly if there is some shortage in the way the hospital is run. An example of this, where hospital staff disregards appropriate follow-up procedures or fails to review a patient’s radiology files correctly.
If you or someone you love has suffered from radiology malpractice, please call us for an immediate free consultation.