A Radiology Error Can Result in a Fatal Misdiagnosis
Our examination of the evidence in medical malpractice cases involving claims of negligent misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis often shows that a radiology error was a primary reason for a tragic patient outcome. In one case, the radiologist failed to spot a malignant tumor in a knee joint. In radiology, the patient cannot afford errors in the use of diagnostic tools that can save lives.
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Contact Richards & Richards in Pittsburgh for a free consultation with an experienced lawyer, and learn about your legal options if a negligent mistake by a radiologist might have led to serious injury or death in your family.
A radiologist is responsible for seeing whatever signs of illness or injury that appear on the film or monitor, not just the medical evidence that supports an initial or tentative diagnosis. Many cases of cancer are discovered in time for effective treatment because the radiologist found a tumor while looking for something completely different. Many fatal cancer cases could have been treated if the radiologist had examined the test results more carefully.
Medical malpractice cases involving radiology errors often depend on the answer to a difficult question: should a reasonably careful radiologist have found the signs of a serious or fatal medical condition through the examination or interpretation of test results? Our medical malpractice attorneys work closely with radiology experts from all over the United States whose opinions and testimony will be essential to the success of your case.
We investigate radiology errors with x-rays, CT scans, MRIs and ultrasound
We have 20 years of medical malpractice litigation experience, and we know how to identify and present the facts that will support damages claims in cases of serious or fatal injury due to negligent performance by a medical professional. If your case involved a serious mistake on the part of a radiologist, the Pennsylvania trial attorneys of Richards & Richards are ready to help. Contact us in Pittsburgh for a free consultation.Print Page