Mistakes by doctors, nurses and other hospital staff in radiology departments can cause serious injuries or death. Mammograms, X-rays, CT scans, fluoroscopy, ultrasound imaging, interventional radiology and radiation therapy procedures are performed to diagnose and assist in treating a patient. However, if they are not performed correctly or if there is a medical error in radiology, serious complications could result.
Examples of adverse events or negligence in a radiology department includes medication errors, IV infiltration of contrast material, mislabeled images, misread radiology studies, communication errors, slips and falls, radiation overdoses and failure to decrease radiation doses for children. These mistakes can lead to limb damage, shock, amputation, radiation burns, cardiac or respiratory arrest or death.
If you believe you or someone close to you was injured while in a radiology department or if there was a failure to diagnose a study correctly you may want to speak with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer or a lawfirm that has both doctors and lawyers for additional information and free consultation.