Advances in radiologic technology in recent years have led to an increase in the role of the radiologist related to patient care. The most common cause of medical malpractice against radiologists is due to error in diagnosis , mainly failing to diagnose. Diagnostic errors are a tricky subject because of the subjective nature of interpreting mammograms, MRIs, CT scans and x-rays. Even a skilled radiologist can overlook or misinterpret certain abnormalities.
Communication with a patient’s referring physician is another important part of a radiologist’s job. Some lawsuits come about because a radiologist failed to provide test results to the referring physician or did not mention concerns that should have led to further diagnostic tests.
If you or a loved one feel that you have been a victim due to an error by a radiologist, contact me today. I’m here to help.