Seattle Radiology Error Attorney
Medical imaging is an important tool that can help physicians make accurate diagnoses, but these tests are not without their risks. Radiology errors, including missed or delayed diagnoses, can lead to patient harm and even death. If you have been harmed by a radiology error, our Seattle medical malpractice lawyers can fight for justice on your behalf.
There are three types of radiology errors: perceptual, cognitive interpretation, and knowledge. A perceptual error is a mistake in the interpretation of an image, such as failing to see a fractured bone or an internal injury. A cognitive error is when the radiologist misreads an image or a report and makes a false diagnosis. Finally, a knowledge error is when the radiologist doesn’t have the requisite base of experience and information to make the correct call.
In the case of a wrongful diagnosis, our Seattle Radiology Error Attorney can gather critical evidence such as medical records and radiology reports that corroborate your claim of radiologist negligence. We will also work closely with medical experts who can testify about the radiologist’s breach of duty and how this error negatively affected your health. We will then use this evidence to negotiate with the radiologist’s insurance company or their attorneys for a fair settlement. If this is not possible, our Seattle trial lawyers will be ready to take your case all the way to a jury and argue for the maximum compensation award.
If you believe you have suffered damages due to a radiologist error, you can file a claim for medical malpractice against the physician or their insurance company. Medical malpractice claims are based on the standard of care for your particular profession, which is determined by what other qualified doctors would do under similar circumstances. A doctor can be found to have committed malpractice if they deviate from this standard of care and the patient suffers injuries or death as a result.
Failing to communicate test results is another common type of radiology malpractice. This can occur when the radiologist fails to communicate test results to the referring doctor or to the patient directly. In some cases, a radiologist may not be required to communicate with the patient or referring doctor, but this is not always the case and an hour can make a difference in an emergency situation.
We have a strong track record of representing clients in radiology malpractice cases. We have earned a reputation as a firm that can take on even the most complex and challenging medical malpractice claims, including those involving a radiologist’s failure to read or interpret an image correctly. To find out how we can help you, please contact our Seattle office today for a free consultation. We are available to meet with you at your home, at the hospital, or at our offices in Seattle and Bellevue. We handle cases throughout the state of Washington. Our legal fees are based on the amount of money we recover for you.