Orlando Radiologist Error Attorneys
If you are sick or injured, your treating physician may rely on X-rays, MRIs, and other imaging tests to determine the appropriate course of treatment. If a radiologist makes a mistake during the administration or interpretation of one of these diagnostic tests, it can lead to delayed treatment or serious errors in the treatment protocol that follows, causing a patient to suffer life-altering injuries.
If you were injured because of a radiologist error, the responsible party should be held accountable, and you should receive the compensation you deserve. At Bailey Fisher PLLC, we have more than half a century of combined successful legal experience both in and out of the courtroom. We would be honored to put that experience and our commitment to justice to work for you to ensure that you are fully and fairly compensated for all the injuries you have suffered.
Types of Radiologist Errors
Radiologists are physicians who are specially trained to diagnose illnesses and traumatic injuries using medical imaging technologies such as X-rays, Computed Tomography Scans (CT Scans), Ultrasound, and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Physicians depend on the results of these tests to provide proper medical diagnosis and care. Unfortunately, radiologists can make mistakes, such as:]
- Misreading or misdiagnosing. Because physicians are not typically trained to read and interpret the result of X-rays, CT scans, MRIs, or other radiological studies, they often rely entirely on radiologists to study the results and provide treatment guidance. If a radiologist misreads a test result, it can lead to misdiagnosing a patient.
- Failure to identify or diagnose. When a radiologist misses a key observation or finding in an X-ray, CT Scan, or other radiological tests, it often means that the treating physician fails to diagnose the corresponding illness or injury. Consequently, critical time is lost in the treatment of the illness or injury.
- Delayed results. Sometimes, radiological studies are extremely time-sensitive. For example, if a patient has potentially suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), minutes can make the difference between the patient ultimately resuming a normal life or living with severe brain damage. If a radiologist fails to conduct and/or review a radiology test in a timely manner, a patient can suffer serious damages.
- Communication failures. For the benefits of a radiological study to be useful, they must be accurately and timely communicated to the physicians, nurses, surgeons, and specialists treating a patient. If there is a breakdown in communication, a patient’s condition can worsen.
Orlando Radiologist Error Attorneys Hold Negligent Radiologists Accountable
While not all mistakes made by radiologists are malpractice, radiologists owe a duty of care to their patients just like other healthcare professionals do. When that duty of care is violated, it may be because of negligence on the part of the radiologist. If an error rises to the level of medical negligence, Florida law dictates that the radiologist may be held legally responsible for the injuries that occurred because of that error.
If you believe that a radiologist error caused, or contributed, to your injury or illness, you may be entitled to compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are things such as your medical bills and lost wages, while non-economic damages cover the pain and suffering you experienced because of the radiologist’s error.
As the victim of a radiologist error, you need an experienced attorney on your side who understands the complex nature of medical malpractice lawsuits. At Bailey Fisher, our radiologist error attorneys can help you navigate your medical practice claim to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Get the Help You Need from Orlando Radiologist Error Attorneys
If you are the victim of a radiologist error, it may take you months, even years, to recover. In the meantime, you may lose significant income because of your inability to work. You may also need additional medical treatment from specialists. It can be extremely difficult to focus on your health while also trying to navigate the legal system on your own, which is why you need an experienced Orlando radiologist error attorney on your side as soon as possible.
At Bailey Fisher, we are dedicated to protecting your rights as the victim of a radiologist error and ensuring that you understand your legal options. We will become your voice in the legal system so that you can concentrate on your health and recovery. We aggressively pursue the negligent party (or parties) to ensure that you receive the maximum compensation available for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, and suffering.
Call us at 407-628-2929 or submit our online form today. One of our experienced Orlando medical malpractice attorneys will evaluate your case for free and advise you on the next steps.