Hold Doctors Accountable After A Radiology Mistake
Radiologists use CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, ultrasounds and sonograms to diagnose illnesses. Unless interpretation of these results is communicated effectively to the treating physician, appropriate treatment will not be given. Incorrect interpretation of the results also leads to misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis and death.
The Negligence Of Radiologists
An appropriate rule of thumb might be: When in doubt, pursue further or more specific tests. Rather than dismissing an unusual or abnormal sign on a test result as a harmless matter, the abnormality should definitely be identified. Radiologists should never “drop the ball.”
Conditions that may be overlooked and continue to threaten patients, include:
- Breast cancer
- Brain tumor
- Broken bones
- Internal injury and bleeding
- Heart problems
- Vertebrae fracture
- Brain bleed
- Congestive heart failure
- Lung cancer
In the case of mammography, for example, routine screenings are done. If there is any sign of cancer, an in-depth diagnostic exam should be performed. Cancer will metastasize (grow and spread) if not treated.
Get Help As Soon As Possible
You should not have to suffer because of the negligence of a medical professional. We are here to help you hold the responsible parties accountable for their actions and secure you the compensation that you deserve. Call 704-859-8979 now to schedule a free consultation with a Charlotte radiology mistakes lawyer.