X-rays, ultrasound, CT scans, MRI images and other radiology techniques are increasingly being used to help practitioners diagnose illness and injuries in patients. Sadly, radiology mistakes can lead to a chain of errors when images are misread or test results miscommunicated to the treating physician.
If you were injured as a result of a radiology error, you may have a legitimate claim for damages. Talk to an attorney at the medical malpractice law firm of Miller & Wagner. Our lawyers offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case. With offices in Pacific City and Portland, our lawyers represent families throughout Oregon and Washington.
Misdiagnosis Due to Radiology Errors
Physicians and patients rely on radiology images to diagnose a wide range of medical conditions such as:
- Fractures in vertebrae and other bones
- Herniated disks
- Deep venous thrombosis
- Varicose veins
- Uterine fibroids
When radiology professionals or treating physicians fail to correctly interpret an imaging study, the effects on the patient can be devastating. An early stage tumor may grow and metastasize so the cancer can no longer be removed by surgery. An aneurysm may become dislodged and cause a debilitating stroke.
From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Pacific City.