When you decide to go through medical testing, you expect to receive a correct diagnosis of any health issues or medical conditions. The results of medical testing will be used by doctors to make vital decisions regarding the course of your treatment, or, vice versa, deciding that no treatment is necessary.
And while the vast majority of medical professionals are trained and qualified to read x-rays, MRIs, CT-scans a variety of other medical tests, there are some cases in which your tests can be misread, which puts you at risk of aggravating your medical condition as a result of not receiving timely and proper medical care.
“Misread X-rays and other medical tests can prompt healthcare providers to put you through a more complicated, dangerous, or expensive medical treatment than you actually need,” warns our Philadelphia misread x-rays and tests attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC.
In the worst-case scenario, you may die or suffer life-threatening injuries or irrevocable harm that could have been treated and prevented had the medical tests been read correctly.
A doctor can make mistakes when reading all kinds of medical tests, including but not limited to:
These and many other tests are used to identify health problems and medical conditions to get a better understanding of how to treat your particular injury or illness.
When a medical test such as X-ray, MRI, biopsy, cancer screening or any other is misread – or, in other words, your doctor fails to see what should have been seen in the test results – you are at risk of:
“This is just a short list of complications and risks that you can expect from having your medical tests misread by healthcare providers,” warns our experienced misread x-rays and tests attorney in Philadelphia.
Statistics show that each year, hundreds of thousands of Americans suffer preventable and unnecessary harm from misdiagnosis and misread test results. In these cases, it is vital to determine who misread your medical test results and who should be held responsible for your resulting damages and losses.
If you have been injured or harmed by a doctor’s failure to perform tests correctly, inform you of adverse lab results, or failure to identify a health problem that would have been identified by a reasonably prudent medical professional in similar circumstances, you may be entitled to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover damages.
To do so, you will have to speak to a Philadelphia medical malpractice lawyer in order to establish that the healthcare provider owed you a duty of care, that duty was breached by the provider’s failure to meet the recognized standards of care, and that breach was a direct cause of your injury or harm.
If you get it all right, you will be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim to hold negligent doctors liable for your damages and losses that occurred as a result of misread medical test results. Get a free consultation from our attorneys at The Weitz Firm, LLC, by calling at 267-587-6240.