When An X-Ray Was Misinterpreted
Medical imaging via X-ray, CT scan and MRI has granted doctors a tremendous advantage in diagnosing and screening for various diseases, medical conditions and injuries. However, these powerful tools are worthless if the people using them fail to correctly interpret the information which these devices provide.
Many medical conditions can be effectively treated if they are properly identified at an early stage. If a radiologist fails to see signs of a disease or fails to accurately assess the realities of an injury, the consequences can be terrible or even fatal for the patient.
Some common types of medical issues that are exacerbated by failure to accurately assess an X-ray, CT scan or MRI include:
- Failure to find bone fractures — When bone fractures go undetected, potential issues such as an inappropriately healed bone that may cause pain, limited motion and increased potential for future fractures can occur
- Failure to diagnose cancer — An unidentified tumor can rapidly spread throughout the body leading to death or the need for more dramatic and difficult types of treatment.
- Failure to diagnose bleeding — Internal bleeding can easily cause death if not caught quickly enough. Internal bleeding may occur after a surgery, from an accident, or can be caused by drugs such as Coumadin. The bleeding needs to be located, stopped and the patient needs to be transfused or otherwise resupplied with sufficient blood.
We Have Obtained Tens Of Millions Of Dollars For Our Clients
At Colley Shroyer & Abraham, we understand the impact a misread medical image can have. Radiologists and other medical image readers have a tremendous responsibility. The success of all medical treatment relies on appropriate diagnosis. When that first step fails, care is not effective. Our firm is skilled at holding radiologists and other physicians responsible for failed readings of X-rays, CT scans or MRIs. We have extensive experience in reviewing medical images with an eye toward catching signs of disease or injury that should have been caught the first time.
For more information on how we have helped people, turn to our Verdicts And Settlements page.
Contact The Columbus X-Ray Negligence Lawyers Of Colley Shroyer & Abraham
If you or a loved one was harmed by the failure to effectively read an X-ray, CT scan or MRI, the attorneys of Colley Shroyer & Abraham can help you craft a strong case that can create accountability. For a free initial consultation, call toll-free 877-450-2697, or at 614-678-5072 or simply contact us online.
We take all cases on a contingency basis, which means that we do not receive any attorney fees unless we win your case.