Common Radiology Errors Caused by Minnesota Medical Malpractice

Medical Malpractice Causing Serious Radiology Errors in Minnesota Can be Devastating


While very few people go to see a radiologist directly, radiology is one of the most common supporting units in a hospital or physician’s office.  Radiology is intimately connected with most specialities, and a large number of other specialties heavily rely use radiologists.  Radiologists are used to help solve problems by evaluating patients through imaging studies, especially in the emergency department and orthopedics units.  Some of these imaging studies include CT scans, x-rays, PET scan, MRIs, and other imaging tests.  Tests can be for broken bones, brain bleeds, appendicitis, and cancers.  Physicians, and their patients, depend on radiologists to do these tests properly and evaluate the results competently, accurately, and quickly.


Unfortunately, some radiologists make very serious errors which fail their colleagues and harm patients.  Some errors can be so significant that patients can be permanently injured or even killed due to a radiologists’ or a radiology department’s mistakes.  If this happens, call the Minnesota medical malpractice law firm Kuhlman Law, LLC by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn how we can help protect your rights.  Radiology errors may not always be obvious, and many times patients will blame other physicians or healthcare providers when the error is really due to the radiologist’s mistakes.  Call today and if we accept your case, we will do the digging for you to uncover who is really at fault for your injuries.


Common Radiology Errors You Need to Know


Radiologists commit medical malpractice by failing to properly take images of a patient and failing to diagnose serious health conditions.  This is commonly due to misreading imaging studies and advising the ordering physician of the wrong information.  This can lead patients on a completely different or wrong course of treatment, or not even on a course of treatment at all.  These mistakes can be very serious and fatal, especially when conditions such as a stroke, heart attack, cancer, or other major medical emergency are missed.


Some common radiology errors which may constitute medical malpractice include the following:


  • Failing to properly take the images to assess the suspected injury (using the wrong angle or wrong imaging medium);
  • Failing to identify an injury;
  • Improperly interpreting cardiac studies;
  • Misdiagnosing a condition on the image;
  • Failure to communicate findings to the ordering physician or the patient;
  • Misreading x-rays, ct scans, MRIs, or ultrasounds; and
  • Many other mistakes.


There are many conditions which could be misdiagnosed due to a radiology errors, which commonly include the following conditions:


  • Brain injuries;
  • Fractures;
  • Spinal fractures;
  • Brain tumors;
  • Cancers;
  • Abdominal injuries;
  • Infections or inflammation, especially appendicitis;
  • Injuries to organs such as the lungs; and
  • Many other serious conditions.


Anytime you have been the victim of medical malpractice and it was one of the above conditions, it may have been a radiologist who actually committed the medical malpractice.  That could be a person you never met which has harmed you, and you may never know that unless you contact a medical malpractice lawyer to investigate for you.


Radiology Errors Can Result in Very Serious or Fatal Medical Complications and May be Minnesota Medical Malpractice


If you or a loved one have been injured due to the medical malpractice of a healthcare provider such as a doctor, nurse, hospital, or other health care service professional, call Kuhlman Law, LLC for a FREE consultation by dialing (612) 444-3374 to learn what your rights to compensation may be.  We will conduct a thorough review of your case and advise you whether there may have been a serious medical mistake causing your injury.   There is no risk, and you do not owe us money unless we win your case.

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