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Radiology malpractice is a form of medical malpractice which results from:
- Inaccurate interpretation of medical imaging
- Faulty or outdated imaging equipment
- Inadequate training of radiology technicians
- Any other act of negligence having to do with medical imaging equipment
Radiology malpractice often results in misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of such conditions as cancer, stroke, and heart disease. When these diagnostic errors occur, the consequences can be catastrophic for the victim.
Common Medical Imaging Technology Errors
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) – MRI provides the highest quality imaging and is used in the detection of diseases occurring in nearly every part of the body. MRI scans do not emit radiation, so they are much safer than other forms of medical imaging technology. They are particularly useful when several successive images need to be taken, or when a patient has already received high levels of radiation from other imaging technology or as part of cancer treatment. Common errors include misinterpretation of results or negligent communication of results between physicians.
CT scan – CT scans also produce detailed images and are more appropriate for certain types of conditions. This type of scan is basically a specialized X-ray, so it does involve radiation. In some instances, both CT scan and MRI images are taken in order to compare the results to aid in diagnosis. Common errors with CT scans are the same as with MRI.
X-ray – This is the oldest and most basic medical imaging technology. Many conditions do not require extensive, high-resolution images, so MRI and CT scans are not necessary. On the other hand, many serious conditions will not be detected with only X-ray. Failure to order CT scan or MRI can lead to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis.
Mammogram – Breast cancer misdiagnosis claims are the most common form of radiology malpractice. Inaccurate interpretation of results or lack of communication between radiologist and physician are common errors.
Experienced Radiology Malpractice Representation
Orlando radiology malpractice lawyer Stephen J. Knox has been handling medical malpractice claims in the Central Florida area for more than 23 years. He understands the complex nature of these cases and spends a great deal of time examining all of the medical evidence in order to develop the best strategy to help you recover the damages you deserve. Mr. Knox is committed to providing his clients with highly personalized representation, and he prides himself on listening to the unique needs of each client to better cater his representation to their individual circumstances.
If you live in the Orlando, Ocala, Kissimmee, Brandon or Winter Haven, Florida areas and have suffered an injury due to radiology malpractice, please contact our Orlando medical malpractice office today to arrange your free case evaluation. We also serve Bartow, Citrus, Mulberry, Plant City, Sumter, and Zephyrhills.