Patients going to a medical facility- whether it’s for a scheduled surgery, an emergency visit or a routine mammogram or scan- have a right to quality care, and that includes proper diagnostic tests. X-rays allow medical professionals to get a glimpse inside the body and quickly diagnose problems. When physicians and technicians misread x-rays, or use faulty equipment, it can cause patients serious injury, permanent disabilities, and even death due to improper and delayed treatment.
In order to prove medical malpractice stemming from misinterpreting medical tests, such as x-rays, a patient must prove that the doctor did not provide treatment in a skillful, competent manner and that the negligence actually led to further substantial injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury due to such an error, contact Scott Mullins, a medical malpractice attorney today.