New York City Radiological Errors Lawyer
Radiology is an essential diagnostic tool used by physicians to develop a correct diagnosis and treatment plan. Radiological errors can result in a delayed or incorrect diagnosis. Patients can sustain significant harm and damages due to radiological errors.
Our New York City radiological errors lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. understand how a medical error can impact a patient.
The lifelong harm caused by medical negligence can be devastating for patients and their families. Contact our medical malpractice lawyers in New York City, NY, if you or a family member are the victims of medical negligence or medical errors. Our lawyers have over 40 years of experience handling these types of personal injury cases.
Contact us now to request your free consultation with an experienced New York City personal injury lawyer.
How Our New York City Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help if You’ve Been Injured Because of Radiological Errors
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we are passionate about fighting for the rights of injured patients. We file medical malpractice lawsuits and wrongful death lawsuits to hold negligent medical providers liable for their mistakes. With over four decades of experience, we know how to win, as evidenced by the millions of dollars we have recovered for clients.
When you hire our legal team, you can expect us to:
- Perform an exhaustive investigation into how your injuries occurred
- Identify the parties responsible for the radiological errors
- File insurance claims and negotiate with insurance providers for fair settlements
- Retain medical experts to assist with the case
- File a medical malpractice lawsuit, if necessary to protect your best interests
- Keep you informed and updated on the progress of your case
If you have questions about radiological errors or medical malpractice claims, contact our New York City personal injury attorneys for a free consultation to discuss your case.
How Common Are Radiological Errors?
Radiological errors may not be as common as other medical errors, but they can be deadly. According to some studies, radiological errors occur at a rate of about three to five percent in the United States. However, a report reviewing radiology-related malpractice claims found that patients sustained permanent impairments or death in about 80 percent of the malpractice cases.
Overview of Radiological Errors
Radiology uses medical imaging to diagnose injuries, illnesses, and diseases.
Common radiological tools include:
- CT Scans
- PET scans
Radiologists are doctors trained to read the results of imaging tests. Doctors and patients rely on radiologists to provide accurate interpretations of a patient’s test results and detect abnormalities or problems that indicate an illness or injury.
Physicians use the results from radiology tests to develop a treatment plan. Radiological errors could significantly impact a doctor’s treatment plan, which could harm the patient if the treatment plan is based on flawed results.
What Are Common Causes of Radiological Errors?
Mechanical problems are the source of some radiological errors.
However, human error and negligence are common causes of radiological errors.
Examples of radiological mistakes include:
- Interpretive error when reading the results of a radiology test
- Errors due to defective equipment
- Reading test results from another patient
- Inadequate equipment maintenance and inspection
- Tiredness, distractions, and substance abuse
Error reduction should be a goal of all radiologists. The error rate of radiological errors could be reduced by “double reading.” Double reading is when two or more radiologists read the same images to confirm results. Preventing diagnostic errors is key to protecting a patient’s health.
Common Types of Injuries Caused by Radiological Errors
Injuries caused by radiological errors and mistakes can result in fatalities and catastrophic injuries.
Common consequences of radiological errors include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition, illness, or disease
- Late diagnosis resulting in delayed treatment
- Misdiagnosis of a condition that could result in the patient receiving the wrong treatment
Radiological errors can result in a patient having a stroke, heart attack, kidney failure, or brain damage. The patient could sustain a permanent impairment because a condition was not diagnosed and treated promptly. Some radiological errors can even result in wrongful death.
Who is Liable for a Radiological Error?
The radiologist who made the mistake can be held liable for injuries and damages the error causes. Also, the device’s manufacturer could be held liable if the medical equipment was defective or malfunctioned. The medical facility could also be responsible if it failed to maintain the equipment or was negligent in hiring procedures or staffing decisions.
Damages recoverable under New York’s medical malpractice laws include:
- Financial losses, including loss of income, medical bills, and other economic losses
- Pain and suffering damages, including physical, mental, and emotional trauma
- Disabilities and permanent impairments
- Loss of quality of life or enjoyment of life
Our New York City medical malpractice attorneys work to get you the maximum compensation for your claim. We work with your physicians to document your damages. Our legal team works with medical experts to establish how the medical providers deviated from the acceptable standard of care in your case.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our Medical Malpractice Law Firm in NYC
Medical malpractice cases involving radiological errors can be complicated. Working with experienced medical malpractice lawyers increases your chance of success. Our New York City personal injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. have the experience, skills, and resources necessary to handle complex medical malpractice claims.
Call now to schedule a free consultation with one of our New York City radiological errors lawyers.