Radiologists are required to exercise reasonable care in reviewing X-rays, CT scans MRIs and other imaging studies necessary for the safety of their patients. When radiologists fail to exercise reasonable care, serious conditions can go undiagnosed and the patient can suffer harm.
Attorneys Advocating For Patients Harmed By Radiologist Malpractice And Radiologist Mistakes
At Garau Germano, P.C., our lawyers are experienced handling medical malpractice claims arising from radiology errors. Frequently, these claims involve the radiologist's failure to detect something on the imaging study that, in the exercise of reasonable care, should have been seen. Examples of situations in which radiology malpractice may arise include:
- Missing a tumor on a chest X-ray resulting in a failure to diagnose lung cancer
- Negligent mammography administration or interpretation, resulting in a failure to diagnose breast cancer
- Failing to detect "free air" on an abdominal X-ray, resulting in a missed diagnosis of perforated bowel
- Missing a fracture or break in a bone, resulting in delay in treatment of the fracture, ongoing pain and permanent impairment
Radiology errors like these can have catastrophic results. Time is of the essence in the treatment of most medical conditions, particularly cancer. Time lost in providing the appropriate treatment because of a radiology error is time during which the disease can progress unimpeded. A cancer that is allowed time to spread is a cancer that is more likely to kill the patient.
If you or a loved one has suffered serious harm as the result of a radiology error, please consult with us to learn how we can help. Contact our Indianapolis, Indiana, firm by calling 317-643-4232 or toll free at 800-631-6743.