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Misread of Sonograms

Radiology Studies, X-Ray, and Sonogram Misreadings

Misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis are two of the most common reasons behind medical malpractice claims in the U.S. One of the diagnostic tools used for many medical conditions is sonography, or the use of sound-based instruments to visually inspect a patient’s internal anatomy. When an ultrasound tech or other medical professional misreads a sonogram in such a way that it leads to patient harm, the responsible party is liable for resulting damages. If you or a loved one recently experienced a radiology study, x-ray or sonogram misread and suffered any injury, contact Sullivan Papain Block McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., in New York City to schedule a free case evaluation with a medical malpractice attorney.

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An attorney can navigate the court system on behalf of a client and obtain expert witnesses, handle correspondence with insurance companies, and build a strong case in support of a client to secure the most compensation possible.

Potential Damages From Misread Sonograms

Medical professionals use radiology studies, x-rays, CT scans , mammograms, sonograms or ultrasound devices in many ways, and many complications may result from misread.

  • Pregnant mothers rely on sonograms to track the development of their babies. A misread ultrasound could mean missing the early signs of life-threatening complications during pregnancy.
  • Radiology can help detect problems with internal organs, internal bleeding, and obstructions in the digestive system.
  • Some procedures require the use of radiology devices to guide surgical instruments, needle biopsies, and other procedures.

These are just a few examples of how a misread radiology can lead to serious problems. A patient who suffers adversely from a misread sonogram could incur additional medical expenses for corrective treatments as well as lost income from time spent out of work during recovery. Such examples are just a few types of damages available to plaintiffs in medical malpractice claims for misread sonograms. A negligent ultrasound technician or doctor could face liability for medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering resulting from a misread sonogram or ultrasound.

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If you or a loved one recently suffered any type of illness or injury that you believe happened due to a misread sonogram, a medical malpractice lawyer can help recover compensation to allow a client to get better. Contact Sullivan, Papain, Block, McGrath & Cannavo, P.C., in New York City today to discuss a recent sonogram error with a medical malpractice attorney. Once our lawyers understand your position better, we can provide insights concerning your legal options and the compensation you could recover from a successful lawsuit.