For many, a thorough exam conducted by a radiologist can quite literally save their life. That said, everyone can make mistakes, and radiologists are no different. Unfortunately, mistakes made by radiologists can sometimes result in serious, even fatal outcomes for patients. If you believe you or your loved one was harmed as a result of radiologist malpractice, our firm is here to help. Please continue reading and speak with a Houston, Texas radiology errors lawyer from Davis & Davis today. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What do radiologists do?
Radiologists oversee various types of radiological imaging technology, such as CAT scans, X-rays, MRIs, and more. Often, when someone is experiencing discomfort or a medical emergency, one of the first things emergency services will do is conduct one or more of these tests. These tests are some of the best diagnostic tools and often catch heart attacks and other potentially fatal medical issues.
What are some common examples of radiologist malpractice?
Unfortunately, radiologists don’t always perform their jobs flawlessly, and sometimes, mistakes can lead to serious harm. In most cases, radiology errors come in the form of miscommunications. For example, when a radiologist gets a test result but fails to inform other treating physicians of these results, it can cause the problem to worsen or lead to other physicians treating the patient in a way they wouldn’t have, had they received these results. When physicians neglect to report crucial findings in a timely manner and this neglect leads to a patient sustaining injuries, they are likely guilty of malpractice. Our firm has nearly seven decades of combined legal experience representing victims of medical malpractice, and we are here to put that experience to work for you.
How long can I wait to file a medical malpractice claim in Texas?
In the state of Texas, victims of malpractice only have two years from the date the incident of malpractice occurred. Waiting any longer than two years will likely result in you permanently being barred from suing. The bottom line is that if you believe you or your loved one is a victim of malpractice, you should reach out to an attorney as soon as you can. Our legal team is here to help you seek the justice and compensation you deserve.