Radiologist Malpractice Damages
Radiation is critical to diagnostic testing, which in turn is crucial to providing the appropriate treatment. Imaging tests from MRIs to X-rays use radiation. Many people are exposed to radiation, and this exposure can result in the development of cancer cells or the worsening of cancer. Further when a radiologist responsible for interpreting the imaging misinterprets the image and misdiagnoses a patient, the result may be no treatment or improper treatment for a serious condition. If you need to recover radiology malpractice damages, you should consult the seasoned Syracuse medical malpractice lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Attorneys. We’ve fought for best results for injured patients for more than 30 years and won more than $100 million in awards and settlements.Proving Liability for Radiation Malpractice to Recover Damages
Patients are at risk of many different types of injuries as a result of radiation malpractice. It’s important to retain a Syracuse radiation malpractice lawyer who is able to conduct an appropriate investigation and retain credible experts to pinpoint anyone who may be liable for the malpractice and what the professional standard of care was under the circumstances. Radiation malpractice could involve failure to diagnose, failure to treat, misdiagnosis, lab technician errors, failure to give proper instructions, failure to follow required safety protocol, or administration of incorrect doses of radiation.
The nature of the malpractice will affect the types of injuries, and the kinds of damages that flow from it. For instance, if you are overexposed to radiation or suffer radiation poisoning, you may suffer nausea, fatigue, hair loss, vomiting, pain, and bloody stools. It is also possible to develop cancer from the overexposure. Overexposure could be caused by administration of an improper amount of radiation or radiation to the wrong part of the body, failure to perform proper maintenance, failure to follow required safety protocol, and defective equipment. As a victim of overexposure, we may be able to recover compensation on your behalf by bringing a medical malpractice lawsuit.Radiation Malpractice Damages
Once our Syracuse radiation malpractice lawyers are able to establish radiation malpractice, we should be able to recover economic and noneconomic damages. Economic damages are losses intended to make up for concrete losses such as loss of income, replacement services, medical bills, therapy costs, rehabilitation expenses, prescription and medical device costs, and out-of-pocket costs. If you need to have a limb amputated because radiation was administered to the wrong part of the body in an excessive amount, we may be able to recover the costs of the medical care, the prosthetic, prescription drugs, and any wages lost due to the resulting disability. We may be able to recover the costs of replacement services such as a person to clean the house if you are no longer able to do that. We may be able to recover the cost of any alterations to your home that would make it possible for your to get around.
Noneconomic damages are meant to make up for intangible losses. They could include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, loss of enjoyment of life, and mental anguish. For example, if your radiologist misinterpreted an MRI, and as a result your cancer was not diagnosed in time and progressed, and you required more painful treatment, these are losses the jury would try to quantify as pain and suffering and mental anguish. Similarly, if a radiologist overexposes you to radiation, and you suffer painful radiation poisoning, you may be able to obtain damages to make up for the pain you suffered.Consult a Seasoned Radiology Malpractice Law Firm
If you were a victim of radiologist malpractice in Syracuse, you should consult a seasoned lawyer who is accustomed to fighting for best results for patients and their families. DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Attorneys has years of experience in Canandaigua, Lyons, Buffalo, Wampsville, Ithaca, Albany, Lowville, Rochester, Auburn, Watertown, Herkimer, Oswego, Cooperstown, Oneida, Utica, Binghamton, Elmira, and all of Upstate New York. We’ve sought best results for 30 years. For a free consultation, complete our online form or call us at 315-479-9000.