Boston Radiology Malpractice Attorneys
When patients go to the doctor or hospital to receive medical care, they shouldn’t have to worry about professionals acting recklessly or not performing their duties. We trust doctors to have our best interests in mind, and when they fail, the consequences can be devastating. Our Boston radiology malpractice attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP represent families throughout New England, including Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island. If you or a family member suffered an injury or death due to a misread x-ray or other radiology test, you may be entitled to seek compensation for any resulting losses and suffering.
Providing proper medical care is truly a team effort. One important but often overlooked member of this team is the radiologist who specializes in diagnosing and treating diseases by way of medical imaging, including x-rays, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and ultrasounds. Through the use of medical imaging, radiologists can diagnose many different conditions, including whether or not a bone is fractured and finding a tumor on the lungs or brain. Along with other medical professionals, radiologists are responsible for ordering and studying these images and helping to make diagnosis and treatment decisions.
Radiology studies are used to diagnose many common medical conditions. If these studies are not interpreted correctly, a life-threatening cancer or other medical problem such as an aneurysm or vascular disease can go overlooked until it’s too late. When medical images are misread or the necessary images aren’t ordered, the patient may be able to take legal action against the doctor or hospital by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit. If you or a family member has suffered because of the failure of a radiologist, we at Crowe & Harris, LLP are here to help.
Why You Need an Attorney for Your Radiology Malpractice Claim
Due to the specific conditions that one must prove to the court, medical malpractice claims can be some of the most complicated types of lawsuits. Along with proving that a patient-doctor relationship existed and that the doctor caused you harm because of his or her negligence, you also have to prove you suffered directly from the medical professional’s actions and not because of preexisting circumstances or conditions that brought you to the doctor in the first place. This burden of proof can be incredibly difficult to argue and successfully exhibit on your own.
Additionally, taking on a medical malpractice case on your own while also trying to recover from your injuries or learn to live with your new health condition can be nearly impossible. You need a skilled and proficient radiology malpractice attorney by your side from day one to investigate every aspect of your case so that you can focus on the most important thing—taking care of your health. The Boston radiology malpractice attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP have the experience needed to build a compelling case against the radiologist who caused you unnecessary harm.
Why You Should Choose Us
Realizing that you have been harmed because of a negligent radiologist or other medical professional can be a lonely and desperate feeling. You may be in a state of shock, confusion, or anger, wondering what, if anything, you can do to hold the doctor or hospital responsible. Unlike other law firms, Crowe & Harris, LLP treats every client like family, and we will be here to listen and empathize with you while also working hard to build your case. Our compassionate and skilled team of eight lawyers and four nurses has a combined 100 years of experience handling these types of cases. This means that we not only have the contacts and resources required for these complex lawsuits, but we know exactly what to do and how to present your case in order to recover the financial compensation you deserve. We provide our clients with unmatched legal advice and assistance, and we also make sure to give the emotional support needed to get through this trying time in their lives.
Our lawyers have recovered tens of millions of dollars in settlements for our clients and aren’t afraid to take the case to court to ensure you get every penny you need to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. We are ready to get you the compensation you deserve after you have suffered because of a negligent radiologist, so call us today and schedule a free consultation.
Common Radiology Mistakes
One of the leading causes of patient harm while in the care of doctors is diagnostic errors. In fact, some studies estimate between 10% to 15% of all diagnoses are incorrect, delayed, or missed altogether. In modern medicine, medical imaging is a leading method of diagnosing patients across a wide range of ailments and illnesses. When radiologists make mistakes and improperly read these images, the consequences can be deadly. Radiologists and other doctors are on the front lines of diagnosing a patient and taking the necessary steps to start treatment as soon as possible. When there’s a breakdown in communication or mistake while ordering and interpreting x-rays, CT scans, or MRIs, the patient may not get the proper care or receive it in the appropriate amount of time to maximize his or her chance at recovery.
Some of the most common types of mistakes made by radiologists include the following:
- Misinterpreting an abnormal image as normal
- Misinterpreting a normal image as abnormal
- Not seeing tumors on the image
- Failing to diagnose cancer, leading to delayed treatment
- Not identifying an aneurysm, resulting in a stroke or other serious condition
- Failing to see a bone fracture
You expect your medical professionals to provide you with the best care possible. When they fail to do so, the results can be catastrophic. Even a seemingly small problem like a broken bone can lead to severe pain and suffering if left untreated. It’s time to take action and hold these medical professionals responsible for the physical, emotional, and financial pain they’ve caused you and your family.
Contact Us Today
Taking legal action against a radiologist or hospital requires a team of skilled and experienced attorneys that have the necessary determination to see your case through. If you or a family member has suffered as the result of a misread radiology study, the attorneys at Crowe & Harris, LLP can help you find out what happened and get you the justice you deserve. Along with abundant resources and connections, every one of our attorneys and team members contributes to your case to maximize the chances of getting the results you deserve.
Contact a Boston radiology malpractice attorney at Crowe & Harris, LLP , today by calling (617) 404-3417 for a free consultation with an experienced member of our medical-legal team.