Radiology Error Lawsuits
If you believe you have been harmed by negligence regarding your radiology imaging then contact Washington Medical Injury Law to talk to a lawyer for a free consultation.
Lawsuits Around Radiology Errors
Radiology errors are some of the most common medical malpractice lawsuits. It is estimated that errors occur in as many as 3-5% of radiology studies. Radiology errors most commonly occur due to radiologists, but other doctors may also be responsible as well. Some of the ways that radiology errors occur include:
- Radiologists missing abnormalities in imaging
- Doctors failing to take imaging when indicated
- Failing to correctly note radiology findings
- Failure to tell the patient about abnormal imaging
- Failing to recommend follow-up imaging
- And others
It is important to recognize that not every radiology error is medical malpractice. In order for there to be a potential case, you must be able to prove that the medical provider acted negligently and that the outcome would have been different if the doctor performed within the standard of care. This depends on the facts surrounding your medical care including the medical condition, whether medical imaging was taken, what was done with the imaging, and the probable success of treatment of the medical condition.
Common case examples involving radiology errors include:
- Liver Cancer
- Lung Cancer
- And many others
If you feel that there was a radiology error in your medical care and that has caused you or your family harm, you should consult with an attorney about your potential legal options.