Radiology Errors

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X-rays and other imaging technologies allow us to peek inside the body without requiring surgery. When illness is suspected, we count on health care professionals to use these technologies to diagnose a condition and take appropriate medical action.

Unfortunately, radiologists, physicians, and other health care professionals routinely misread films that detect cancer and other conditions. The types of technologies involved may include X-rays, MRIs, MRAs, CT scans, ultrasounds, and mammograms. Surprisingly often, mammogram films are misread, allowing for breast cancer to progress undetected and untreated.

At the Law Offices of Scott S. Harris, APLC, I see all too often how medical mistakes cause illnesses to progress, injuries to happen, and wrongful deaths occur. If you have been injured, or a disease or condition has progressed because of a radiology error, contact my law office. I represent clients throughout Southern California.

The Potential Effects of a Radiology Error

An error by a radiologist or other health care professional reading a film can cause serious health consequences:

  • Delayed diagnosis — Misreading an X-ray or film can cause a disease such as cancer to progress. The disease may or may not be treatable at an advanced stage.
  • Failure to diagnose — A radiologist may completely miss noticing a treatable form of cancer or other condition.
  • Failure to diagnose breast cancer — Mammograms are often misread, causing breast cancer to progress and potentially past the stage of treatment.
  • Failure to detect aneurysms or brain bleeds, broken bones, herniated disks, blood clots, and other conditions or injuries.

Contact a San Diego Radiology Error Lawyer

If any radiology error has caused a disease or condition to become worse, or has caused any other physical harm, contact my law office. I can help you determine whether your case constitutes medical malpractice and, if so, help you take appropriate legal action. Call 619-573-6034 or toll free 866-934-2432.