Denver Radiology Malpractice Attorneys
Radiologists are medical doctors who perform essential diagnostic tests on patients, including:
- X-rays are used to look at bones and other internal structures.
- Mammograms are special X-rays that generate images of breast tissue.
- CT-scans create computer-assisted images.
- MRIs (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) use magnetic fields and radio waves to generate images.
- Ultrasound uses sound waves to create moving images, often used during pregnancy.
- Fluoroscopy creates moving images that can be used during medical procedures.
These imaging tests help doctors evaluate a patient’s condition and develop lifesaving treatment plans. If a radiologist commits an act of medical negligence during a test, it could result in a misdiagnosis or delayed treatment.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury due to a negligent radiologist, you deserve proper compensation in a medical malpractice claim. At Leventhal Puga Braley P.C., our radiologist malpractice attorneys understand the great costs patients must deal with due to misdiagnoses.
We use our considerable legal expertise, knowledge, and skill to fight to get you proper compensation for your injuries. Call us at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906 today so we can discuss your case in a free consultation.
A radiologist uses diagnostic tools to look inside your body. They are experts at understanding the most advanced diagnostic technology and accurately reading the results. Radiologists play an essential role by serving as an expert consultant to the referring physician.
Like all medical doctors, a radiologist has years of training that includes an undergraduate degree, four years of medical school, and a four-year residency. Many radiologists have also completed an additional one-year or two-year fellowship to get additional training in a subspecialty such as oncology, neuroradiology, or pediatric radiology.
Every field of medicine relies on radiology. Radiologists provide assistance in the diagnosis and treatment of diseases in the following medical fields:
One of the biggest errors a radiologist can make is contributing to a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of a disease. X-rays, MRIs, CT-Scans, and other imaging tests are key to providing patients with a timely diagnosis so doctors can begin treatment. If a radiologist misinterprets a test, a patient’s illness or injury could progress without the patient receiving the proper treatment. This puts the patient at risk of suffering further trauma or dying due to a delayed diagnosis.
Types of medical negligence that radiologists may commit include:
- Failing to perform a test properly
- Performing the wrong test
- Performing a test on the wrong body part
- Mislabeling test results
- Misreading test results
- Sending the wrong tests to a doctor
Radiologists are held to the same standard of care as other medical professionals and should never allow a patient to sustain an injury due to an act of negligence. Failing to perform a test correctly is not simply a miscommunication between staff, but a failure to follow orders and obey protocol. There is no room for error when treating patients, and hospital staff should be held accountable when their negligence contributes to a patient’s injuries.
In order to pursue a medical malpractice claim for a radiology error, your attorney must prove you would not have suffered the injury if a radiologist in a similar position had made the correct diagnosis. If your radiologist contributed to a misdiagnosis, then you may be able to recover compensation for your injuries. This may include the medical costs of a delayed treatment, lost wages or earning potential, and damages for pain and suffering. Individuals who lost family members due to radiology malpractice may also recover compensation in a wrongful death claim.
Patients should be able to trust that all medical staff, including radiologists, will follow proper procedures and perform their duties correctly. When a radiologist breaks this trust, it puts patients at risk of suffering severe injuries and even dying. This type of negligence should never be dismissed, and patients deserve proper compensation for the trauma they have endured.
If you or someone you love suffered an injury due to radiology malpractice, we encourage you to contact our medical malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C. As a dedicated malpractice law firm, we fight every day to recover proper compensation for victims of medical negligence.
Our malpractice attorneys at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C understand how serious these cases can be. We will stand by you throughout the claims process and always advocate for your best interests. Call us today at Leventhal Puga Braley P.C at (303) 759-9945 or toll-free (877) 433-3906 and tell us what happened to you in a FREE consultation.