Radiology Misreads, Errors, Mistakes
There are many illnesses and traumas that cannot be accurately detected without the use of radiological procedures. X-rays, MRIs and other types of radiology testing have revolutionized medicine in making diagnoses that save lives. These tests must be accurately read by trained and experienced radiologists, however, in order to effectively indicate a course of treatment. When mistakes are made, they can cause dangerous and even deadly consequences. At the San Jose medical malpractice law firm of Corsiglia, McMahon & Allard, L.L.P., we are experienced in handling cases involving radiology misreads, errors, and mistakes.Radiology Malpractice in California
Doctors depend on the information they receive from radiological testing to help make diagnoses and set treatments in motion. Most physicians are not trained or qualified to precisely read the information derived from radiology tests, however. Radiologists are physicians who are specially trained to diagnose illnesses and traumatic injuries using medical imaging technologies including:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI),
- Computed Tomography Scans (CT Scans),
- Nuclear medicine,
- Position Emission Tomography Scans (PET Scans), and
Radiologists report their findings to the treating physician and consult on a final diagnosis. When a test is misread or misinterpreted, it can lead to a missed diagnosis or an errant diagnosis. Consequently, the patient many not receive the proper course of treatment in a timely fashion or may receive the wrong treatment. Both of these situations can result in serious complications and can even contribute to the death of the patient. Our attorneys are experienced in handling cases involving these types of doctor malpractice. We have the knowledge and skills to effectively pursue compensation in cases involving misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis including but not limited to:
- Cancer misdiagnosis,
- Stroke misdiagnosis,
- Heart attack misdiagnosis, and
- Misdiagnosis of traumatic injury.
If you or a loved one was harmed by what you believe was a radiology mistake, contact us at (408) 289-1417 to schedule a free consultation to discuss the circumstances of the injury or wrongful death. We work with experienced medical professionals to examine our clients’ medical records including radiological testing to determine if there was malpractice involved. From our office in San Jose, California we provide high quality personal injury representation to clients throughout Santa Clara County and Monterey County.