Proper diagnosis and treatment often hinge on the results of X-rays, blood samples and other tests. Errors in administering, interpreting or communicating test results can lead to adverse or catastrophic harm to patients. A well-run hospital or clinic has systems in place to prevent such unforgivable mistakes.
You may have grounds for a medical malpractice suit if the negligence of a radiologist, lab technician or treating physician caused lasting injury or delayed the diagnosis of a serious condition. That is where the experienced Miami trial lawyers of Kurzban Kurzban Weinger Tetzeli and Pratt P.A. come in. We have prevailed in a wide range of malpractice cases, including radiology errors and negligent lab work.
Did A Lab Worker Or Radiologist Screw Up?
We can gauge the merits of your potential lawsuit in a free initial consultation. We litigate in South Florida, statewide and nationwide.
Tracing The Negligence Of Radiologists And Medical Technicians
As the saying goes, the personnel of the radiology department and medical lab have "one job." That job is to provide physicians with timely and accurate information on which to base a diagnosis and course of treatment.
We will bring suit against hospitals, independent laboratories and individual radiologists, pathologists, doctors, medical technicians, phlebotomists, nurses and other medical professionals for negligence in the administration and chain of custody of lab work. This might include mistakes involving X-ray, CT scan, PET scan, MRI and ultrasound imaging; nuclear medicine (radioactive dye); blood samples, urology samples and cultures; tissue biopsy and other diagnostics.
Our attorneys are skilled at reviewing medical records and reading between the lines to uncover lab and radiology errors that caused or contributed to a tragic patient outcome such as:
- Failure to identify fractures, internal bleeding or other acute injuries
- Delayed diagnosis of treatable cancer, kidney disease or blood disorders
- Failure to diagnose sepsis, MRSA (methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus), staph infection or meningitis
- Failure to identify hematoma, aneurysm or embolism (blood clot)
- False positives leading to unnecessary surgery or harmful treatment
We Excel At Holding Medical Providers Accountable
Misreading of scans, patient mix-ups, lost lab results, failure to order additional testing and other sloppy diagnostic work can have devastating results. We work with top experts at prestigious medical schools to verify how a facility or medical professionals failed to follow standard protocols that could have prevented the mistake. We work closely with clients and families to document the pain and suffering and appropriate damages for medical care, lost income, permanent disability, diminished life span and lost enjoyment of life.
Our trial lawyers litigate across the United States in cases of catastrophic harm or wrongful death. For a free consultation, call us at 786-401-4706 or contact us online.