Radiology Errors And Failures To Diagnose
Doctors and patients depend upon the results from X-rays, ultrasounds and imaging scans to make informed decisions about diagnosis and treatment. Misreading of test results and other radiology errors can lead to (1) harmful or unnecessary treatments from a wrong diagnosis or (2) lasting disability or death when a treatable condition is discovered too late.
Winning a medical malpractice claim against a radiologist, hospital lab or treating physician requires an understanding of high-tech medical equipment, knowledge of standard practices in radiology and the trial experience to explain complex issues to a jury. the Law Offices of Wade E. Byrd P.A. has secured numerous verdicts and settlements for victims of radiology error.
Do You Suspect A Radiology Error?
If you believe that the negligence of a radiologist, technician or doctor led to injury or wrongful death, our accomplished attorneys will evaluate your case in a free initial consultation. We represent malpractice victims across North Carolina and surrounding states.
Tracing The Telltale Signs
Powerful diagnostic tools available today enable doctors to detect cancer and tumors, blood clots and aneurysms, bone fractures and ligament tears, fetal defects, heart defects and other serious conditions. Early detection through X-rays, sonography (ultrasound), MRI, CT scan, PET scan or VQ scan gives patients the chance to prevent further damage, undergo life-saving surgery or receive life-extending therapies.
Adverse client outcomes occur when radiology errors are the basis for treating (or not treating) a patient:
- Technicians improperly conduct tests and scans.
- Radiologists misinterpret diagnostics, leading to misdiagnosis of cancer and unnecessary treatment (e.g., mastectomy) or delayed diagnosis (cancer has spread too far to be treated)
- Treating physicians ignore lab reports, misread the results, draw bad conclusions or fail to get a second opinion
Trial lawyer Wade Byrd and his team hire forensic nurses and experts in radiology who can review the medical records and the results of diagnostic tests to verify that the radiology errors constituted malpractice.
Contact us online or call 910-779-3135 to discuss your case in a free initial consultation. From our Fayetteville office, we represent clients in North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, Tennessee, Georgia and beyond.