Radiology Errors Attorneys in Pittsburgh, PA
Skilled Medical Malpractice Lawyers Fighting for Injured Victims of Malpractice Throughout Western Pennsylvania
Radiological procedures are the cornerstone of many treatment plans. Today, healthcare professionals rely on precise radiological procedures (such as CT scans and MRI scans) to diagnose their patients and develop treatment plans.
Radiological assessments are not limited to specialized radiologists, however. The radiologist is the primary diagnostician, but the treating doctor is also expected to confirm the results and ensure that nothing has “slipped through the cracks” before a treatment plan is established.
Diagnosis errors occur with unfortunate frequency despite the specialized training of radiologists, and the consequences can be severe. A misread scan can lead to the development of a treatment plan that not only fails to target the problem, but enables it to fester and grow. What begins with a simple misdiagnosis can quickly spiral out of control.
If you have been injured due to diagnostic radiology errors committed by your radiologist or treating physician, then Pennsylvania law may entitle you to damages to compensate you for your various injuries. Call Berger & Lagnese, LLC, to speak with one of our experienced medical malpractice attorneys today.
How These Errors Occur
Radiology errors can be more complicated than they initially appear. Errors leading to injury include:
- Failure to diagnose a condition on the scan
- Failure to organize diagnostic information in a precise, readable manner
- Failure to properly conduct the procedure, leading to an incorrect scan
- Misdiagnosis of a condition
- Delayed communication between the radiologist and treating clinical doctors
A Variety of Damages May Be Available
As radiology errors strike at the core of an improper treatment plan, damage awards reflect the widespread consequences of the error on a victim’s life. To ensure that you obtain the maximum compensation for your injuries, contact Berger & Lagnese, LLC, today.
For example, suppose that you suffer from severe headaches following a motor vehicle collision. You go in to get a scan of your head done. The radiologist conducts the necessary procedures but fails to note internal bleeding in the brain. The diagnostic findings and scans are sent to your treating physician, who then provides you with pain medication instead of developing a plan to resolve the bleeding. Eventually, the bleeding is discovered and corrected (by a second radiologist). Due to the delay, however, you suffer serious brain damage.
The brain damage has led to you being unable to perform in your white collar job, thus leading to substantial wage loss and a loss of future earning capacity. You may not only be entitled to wage loss and loss of future earning capacity damages but also damages for the emotional distress wrought by your cognitive function losses, in addition to pain and suffering and medical expenses.
Contact Our Firm Today For A Free Consultation
Berger & Lagnese, LLC, is a medical malpractice firm with nearly three decades of experience and a history of excellent results and client service, particularly in radiology error cases.
In one case, we filed a medical malpractice claim against a radiologist who failed to diagnose our client’s breast cancer. The radiologist failed to differentiate between a cancer nodule and a cyst, which resulted in the tumor spreading. We secured a favorable settlement.
If you would like to work with experienced attorneys who know exactly how to successfully litigate a radiology error medical malpractice claim to obtain the best results, call us at 412-471-4300 or use our online contact form to set up a free consultation with one of our attorneys today.