Plaintiff, Mrs. Patricia Dengel, had died prior to trial of unrelated causes. The case involved surgical malpractice during a gallbladder operation. The case was litigated in Allegheny County at G.D. 98-16491 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Pittsburgh X-Ray Malpractice & Radiology Error Attorneys
Doctors and other medical professionals rely upon radiologists to provide important information about their patients that will help them to accurately diagnose medical problems. Unfortunately, radiology and X-ray errors are fairly common, and these errors may lead to failures to diagnose or misdiagnoses that put patients at risk for greater injury. When a radiology or X-ray error has led to a significant injury or wrongful death, it is important that those responsible for the errors are held accountable for their medical negligence.
At the law firm of Tom Crenney & Associates, our experienced medical malpractice lawyers provide representation for the victims of radiology and X-ray errors in Western Pennsylvania. Radiologists and X-ray technicians have a responsibility to produce accurate and honest results that help doctors make important decisions about patient diagnosis and treatment. While not every mistake or medical consequence is due to medical malpractice, those that are deserve to be pursued with aggressive legal service.
Contact Tom Crenney & Associates and speak with an medical malpractice attorney if you believe radiology errors may have contributed to your injuries.
Consequences of Radiology Errors
Radiology errors have caused serious injury and wrongful death among patients whose doctors made decisions based on the faulty tests and information. Radiology errors can include:
- Failure to x-ray the correct body part
- Failure to properly use and monitor x-ray machines, CT scans and MRI machines
- Failure to communicate results in a timely fashion
- Incomplete imaging studies
- Improper reading of MRIs, CT scans, x-rays and other test results
- Delayed x-ray diagnosis
In other cases, X-rays and other tests can be completed correctly, but doctors, nurses and other staff can misread the results. This kind of negligence can also lead to serious injuries and death. The misdiagnosis of cancer, birth injuries, misdiagnosis of blood clots, pulmonary emboli, and other serious conditions is often a result of errors relating to radiology tests and X-rays.
Contact Tom Crenney & Associates About Medical Malpractice
If you believe that radiology malpractice, X-ray misreading or other errors contributed to your injuries, it is important to pursue your claim as soon as possible. The state of Pennsylvania only provides a two-year window for individuals to pursue medical malpractice claims. Delaying the decision to contact a radiology error attorney could prevent you from receiving the level of compensation that you need for your medical expenses.
Contact us for a free initial consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer. Call us in Pittsburgh at 412.644.5545 or toll free at 888.644.5545.