Radiologists are invaluable and integral members of the medical community who improve patient care. Through the use of various medical imaging methods, these highly-trained doctors specialize in studying, diagnosing, and determining the best treatment of many medical conditions and diseases.
Radiologists are able to study a patient’s imaging results and identify abnormalities otherwise naked to the human eye. This, in turn, provides crucial information to the patient’s treating physicians, who can provide medical care accordingly. Speak to a Connecticut radiology malpractice lawyer to see if you have a claim.
Some of the diagnostic imaging tools available to radiologists include the following:
Different imaging methods are appropriate for the study and diagnosis of different conditions. The appropriate choice of imaging method may depend on many factors, such as a patient’s symptoms, lab test results, and the affected body part (e.g., bone, soft tissue, muscle, etc.).
Radiologists are asked to detect, confirm, rule out, and identify the stage or seriousness of countless diagnoses and conditions, a few of which include the following:
Like all medical care providers, radiologists can make mistakes that result in serious and harmful injuries to patients. When one of these mistakes falls outside the scope of the accepted medical standard of care, it may constitute radiology malpractice.
Radiology malpractice, not surprisingly, is the specialized subset of medical malpractice that applies to the actions (or inactions) of radiologists and radiology teams.
Some examples of possible radiology malpractice include the following:
Any of these mistakes can result in awful consequences to a patient including the following:
Some radiologists are educated, trained, and certified in interventional radiology. This diagnostic and therapeutic subspecialty of radiology involves the conduction of minimally-invasive, image-guided, precisely-targeted surgical procedures to diagnose and treat many types of conditions and diseases.
Examples of interventional radiological procedures include balloon angiography, the insertion of drugs to break up blood clots, and the embolization (i.e., blocking) of blood vessels to stop internal bleeding.
As with “traditional” radiology, interventional radiology and other specialized radiological procedures are subject to radiology malpractice claims.
One of the most complex and sophisticated areas of law is medical malpractice litigation. For the best chance at a favorable outcome in your medical malpractice case, especially a radiology malpractice case, you must hire an extensively experienced, successful attorney who specializes in these types of cases.
As with all medical malpractice cases, the success of a radiology malpractice case hinges on the patient’s ability to demonstrate that the radiologist breached the duty of care to the patient; and that said breach directly caused the patient’s injuries.
With respect to medical malpractice cases, including radiology malpractice cases, Connecticut law mandates that the injured party’s attorney first conducts a reasonable and thorough investigation to determine if, in good faith, a viable claim exists.
When investigating a potential case, our skilled legal team conducts a thorough evaluation and analysis of a number of factors:
****At Berkowitz Hanna, we do not and will never guarantee a financial recovery in your case, either through settlement or a court-ordered verdict.****
However, we are proud to acknowledge our successes in obtaining favorable outcomes for our clients injured due to radiology malpractice, including but not limited to the following recoveries and awards:
Our medical malpractice legal team at Berkowitz Hanna has combined decades of experience helping clients recover financial compensation for their injuries. If you believe that you have been harmed as a result of radiology malpractice, you should speak with a Connecticut radiology malpractice lawyer today.