Radiology Error Lawsuits
Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Misread radiology reports often lead to missed or delayed diagnoses. Radiology is an incredible science that provides healthcare professionals with diagnostic imaging technology, including, but not limited to, x-rays, ultrasounds, mammograms, CT scans, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI).
Interpreting radiographic studies requires technical expertise that, in some cases, is lacking. In such instances, a patient may remain undiagnosed and without necessary and timely treatment. If and when treatment does begin, it is often much more aggressive and expensive. In some instances, it may be too late.
What Causes a Radiologist to Misdiagnose a Radiology Report?
Growing technological advances have caused the field of radiology to become highly specialized, and it is simply impossible for a radiologist to be a specialist in every area. Common misdiagnoses involve failure to spot abnormal masses, including malignant tumors. Bone fractures, including fractures of the cervical spine and the femur, are also notably more difficult to detect.
Nevertheless, radiologists, like other healthcare providers, are held to a specific standard of care under the law. They must provide each patient with the same care that another reasonably prudent radiologist would render under similar circumstances. When this standard of care is not met, a patient has every right to bring a lawsuit against a radiologist whose lack of diligence and care leads to a misdiagnosis or a failure to diagnose.
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