Your doctor has probably sent you to have an x-ray, an MRI, or a CT scan. Once the technician takes the image, it is sent to a radiologist who looks at the image and interprets what they see. A report is then created and sent to the doctor who ordered the imaging. Your doctor relies on what the radiologist puts in his report and makes decisions for further treatment or referrals to other specialists. Unfortunately, if the radiologist misses something or misinterprets the imaging, your physician may not provide the right treatment or refer you to someone for further evaluation and treatment.
In a study conducted by researchers at John Hopkins University, it was reported that around 30 percent of all radiologic examinations are wrong, with one out of every three medical malpractice cases related to the misdiagnosis. Unfortunately, these misdiagnoses can lead to serious injuries and even death, so discussing the possibility that the radiologist committed medical malpractice is important. The lawyers at Prochaska, Howell & Prochaska LLC Law Firm in Wichita, Kansas, have successfully handled many cases involving radiologist malpractice and have a huge in-house library and many experts at their disposal to assist in determining whether malpractice has occurred.