Weitz and Luxenberg Offers Legal Help for Radiology Malpractice Victims
When radiologists misinterpret scans or take too long to analyze them, it can lead to disastrous consequences for the patient. This is considered a very serious form of medical malpractice. If you or someone you love has been a victim of radiology malpractice, a Weitz and Luxenberg attorney can be your best legal advocate.
What is Radiology?
Radiology is a specialized medical field that involves the use of radiation for imaging purposes. A radiologist studies MRIs X-Rays, CT scans and other such diagnostics in order to identify any internal injuries, bleeding, fractures or abnormalities. After studying these images, a radiologist will confer with a physician in order to determine an accurate diagnosis.
High Cost of Misdiagnosis or Failure to Diagnose
On December 21st, 2006, the Boston Herald reported a tragic example of radiology malpractice. A negligent radiologist missed a tumor that had been growing on his female patient’s spine. Sadly, because the tumor was left undetected for two years, it doubled in size and metastasized to her lungs. Had it been detected early, the spinal chordoma could have been removed, but because of its size, doctors could not risk removing it.
Radiology Malpractice Cause for Concern in Hospitals
On January 18th, 2006, The Washington Post reported that the rate of medical error was especially high in hospital radiology. Researchers from the Center for the Advancement of Patient Safety, found that of the 823,268 errors reported by 315 hospitals between 2000 and 2004, an alarming 2,032 of them occurred in radiology departments. 12 percent of those errors “resulted in some kind of harm to patients.”
Has a radiology error, delay, or misinterpretation resulted in a medical problem that could have been treated or completely avoided? If so, you may be entitled to compensation.
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Since 1986, the lawyers at Weitz and Luxenberg have worked diligently on behalf of their clients and have helped them win millions of dollars in court. We are New York’s largest personal injury law firm and we have successfully helped medical malpractice victims get justice. Let us represent you.
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