Radiology Errors Carry Significant Risks
Radiology scans are standard tools for diagnosis and early detection of conditions that can be life-threatening when not treated. While these tests may save lives, if the appropriate tests are not conducted or the results are not interpreted correctly, vital medical signs can be overlooked, causing death or illness that could have been prevented. These scans – such as X-rays, sonography (ultrasound), radiology study, MRI, CT scan, PET scan and VQ scan – are used in hospitals and clinics every day, and patients trust the insight they provide.
If you or a loved one has been hurt because of a misdiagnosis or improper interpretation of lab results, you can hold the hospitals and clinics accountable. At Rittgers Rittgers & Nakajima, we are dedicated to advocating for people who are injured by medical professionals. We understand the toll this has taken on you and your family, and we will relentlessly advocate for you to ensure that you are provided the compensation you deserve. Our offices in Cincinnati, Oxford, Lebanon, West Chester and Florence help injured people across Ohio and Kentucky.
How Radiology Errors Happen In Cincinnati And Elsewhere
Common radiology error scenarios include:
- Technicians and staff that fail to conduct tests
- Misinterpretation of the results, leading to misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis
- Communication errors between radiologists and treating physicians
- Improper conclusions by the doctors or staff
In some cases, the radiologist may use too much radiation, harming the patient. Significant harm can also occur when the doctor or radiologist uses interventional radiology to treat a condition.