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NJ Attorney for Radiology Errors

The field of radiology is a medical specialty that uses imaging to diagnose various conditions within the human body.  Radiologists use various forms of imagining technology such as x-ray, radiography, magnetic resonance imagining (MRI), nuclear medicine and ultrasound.  These techniques allow the radiologist to create pictures of the interior of the human body to make a diagnosis.

Unfortunately, lawsuits arising from errors in a radiologist’s interpretation of films are on the rise throughout the United States.  You may be entitled to significant financial compensation if you have been the victim of an error as a result of a radiologist’s incorrect interpretation of your films or failure to recommend the appropriate medical action.

Radiologists’ Failure to Diagnose

Radiology is very important in terms of providing a plan of action as it relates to treating a condition within the human body.  Error in diagnosis is the most common reason a medical malpractice lawsuit is filed against a radiologist in the United States.  Statistics show that approximately one third of all radiologists will have a claim filed against them in their professional career.  The most common lawsuits for missed diagnosis against radiologists include, but are not limited to, the following illnesses:

An error made by a radiologist can be very damaging, as it may result in your failure to access the proper treatment you require in a timely manner.


Establishing a Radiology Error Case

In radiology malpractice cases, the injured party must demonstrate that the radiologist owed the injured party a duty of care and that the radiologist breached that duty and caused the patient’s injuries.  A radiologist will typically review the pictures, i.e.  x-ray, MRI, cat scan, and prepares a report explaining his or her findings.  The patient’s primary care physician will review the report and relay to the patient the findings of the radiologist.

In addition to misreading the films, the radiologist may be negligent if he or she fails to relays the findings or fails to recommend additional testing that should have been ordered.  Negligence on behalf of a radiologist can cause cancer that may have otherwise been cured to grow to such an advanced stage that there are no medical options available to cure the patient.

Get a Free Consultation About Your Radiology Error Claim

The New Jersey law firm of Villani & DeLuca offers a free initial consultation to those individuals who feel as though they have been the victim of medical malpractice due to a radiologist’s mistakes.  These types of medical malpractice classes are handled on a contingency fee basis, meaning that our attorneys will not receive any fee from you unless they recover monetary compensation on your behalf.  Please call today to schedule your consultation with our NJ Attorney for Radiology Errors!