Radiology Errors

Radiology Errors Lawyers in New York City

Aggressive, Experienced Medical Malpractice Attorneys

Modern radiology equipment allows for more precise diagnosis of health problems than ever before. CT (or “CAT”) scans, ultrasounds, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), digital x-rays, and other sophisticated diagnostic imaging systems enable radiologists to identify signs of diseases and disorders in their earliest stages. Countless lives have been saved as a result.

Conversely, radiology errors can cost lives. In many failure to diagnose and misdiagnosis cases, x-ray misperception and other radiology mistakes are the root problem. The medical malpractice lawyers of Proner & Proner provide exceptional legal representation to people who have been harmed by radiology errors at hospitals throughout New York. Our personal injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and tenacity to handle even the most complex medical malpractice cases.

If you or a member of your family has suffered due to x-ray mistakes or other radiology errors, please contact the law firm of Proner & Proner today.

Typical Radiology Errors

In “Malpractice Issues in Radiology,” radiologist Leonard Berlin alluded to published reports showing the error rate among radiologists to be approximately 30 percent. Of these errors, according to Chambersburg Imaging Associates (CIA), roughly 80 percent are errors of perception. In other words, the diagnostic film reveals an abnormality in the patient, but the radiologist fails to detect it.

Failures of communication between radiologists and physicians are another common source of dangerous medical errors.

Not all radiology errors are instances of negligence. However, when a potential health problem should reasonably have been identified and a patient becomes ill or dies as a result of the error, a medical malpractice lawsuit may be pursued.

Medication Errors and Radiology

In a study conducted by the United States Pharmacopeia, it was discovered that harmful medication errors were seven times more likely to occur during radiological procedures than in any other hospital environment.

Common Consequences of X-ray Mistakes and Other Radiology Errors

Radiologists are generally the first line of defense against serious illness and disease. The failure of radiologists to detect clear abnormalities on diagnostic film can lead to a failure to diagnose, address, or treat:

  • Lung, breast, and other types of cancer
  • Brain injuries
  • Brain tumors
  • Abdominal injuries
  • Warning signs of stroke
  • Infections and inflammations
  • Other internal injuries and disorders

Radiology errors involving pregnant women can lead to otherwise preventable birth injuries, as well.

Learn More about Radiology Errors and Your Rights

The medical malpractice lawyers of Proner & Proner have the expertise and experience to handle any case involving radiology errors such as x-ray mistakes. To schedule an evaluation of your case, please contact our law firm today.

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Last year we recovered over $15 million for our clients. With that money, our clients are able to pay their medical bills. They are getting their lives back on track after serious injuries and they are holding to account the people who wrongfully injured them.

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$1,100,000.00 - Female, 35: Motorcyclist hit by oncoming traffic


Our client was riding on the back of a motorcycle going south when the defendant heading north made a left hand turn in front of the client, causing the accident.
Injuries: Fractured left leg which required surgery

We understand motorcyclists because we ride

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$5,100,000.00 - Female, 43: Cyclist hit by truck


Our client was riding her bicycle when a truck was turning and came up onto the sidewalk. Our client went to back up and the truck struck her.
Injuries: Catastrophic injuries to entire right side of body below the waist resulting in amputation of the right leg and hind quarter; bladder rupture; multiple rib and spinal fractures.

$3,500,000.00 - Female, 33: Serious personal injury


Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City
subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder.

$4,300,000.00 - Male, 63: Pedestrian hit by bus


Our client was crossing a street when a bus hit a car and the car spun and hit him.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury; fractured shoulder.

$750,000.00 - Male, 35: Workers' compensation


Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery.

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