Jackson Radiology Malpractice Attorney
Radiology Malpractice & Negligence in Mississippi
Radiology refers to the use of imaging technology, such as x-rays, to diagnose and treat a wide range of medical conditions and diseases. Like other types of medical specialists, radiologists are required to abide by an accepted standard of care. This means that they have a duty to correctly diagnose patients in a timely manner, provide necessary treatment, and properly uphold all applicable medical standards. When they fail to do these things, patients can suffer misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, delayed treatment, worsened conditions, and even death.
Radiology malpractice, or the failure to uphold the accepted standard of care in conducting radiology treatments, is a form of medical malpractice. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we have extensive experience in this area of law and have helped countless clients successfully recover the fair compensation they were owed. Based in Jackson, our radiology malpractice attorneys proudly represent individuals and families throughout Mississippi, providing compassionate legal counsel, personal attention, and aggressive advocacy throughout the entire process.
What Is Radiology?
Radiology is a branch of medicine that involves various imaging tools, equipment, and technology used to diagnose and treat a variety of diseases. Medical professionals who specialize in this area are known as radiologists.
Some examples of diagnostic tools and treatments that fall under the radiology umbrella include:
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
- Computerized tomography (CT) scans
- Breast MRIs
- Bone scans
- Thyroid scans
- Positron emission tomography (PET)
When used properly, this technology allows radiologists and other specialists to accurately diagnose medical conditions, pinpoint problems within the body, and recommend appropriate treatment. However, when radiologists are negligent, patients can suffer significant health consequences.
Examples of Radiology Malpractice
Because radiology is most commonly used to diagnose illnesses and medical conditions, most radiology malpractice claims involve diagnostic errors, such as missed diagnoses, delayed diagnoses, and incorrect diagnoses.
Specifically, some of the most common examples of radiology malpractice in the U.S. include:
- Cancer misdiagnosis
- Failure to diagnose cancer
- Diagnostic errors involving other medical conditions
- Misreading and misanalysis of test results
- Failure to obtain informed consent
- Procedural injuries, such as MRI burns
- Failure to communicate test results
- Failure to identify or diagnose cooccurring conditions
- Improper or inadequate follow-up care
- Failure to perform additional testing
To prove that a radiologist was negligent, it is not enough to simply prove that you suffered a poor outcome after undergoing an imaging test or series of tests. Rather, you must prove that the radiologist (or another healthcare provider) who treated you failed to uphold the accepted standard of care.
Holding Negligent Radiologist Accountable
At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we understand the complex nature of medical malpractice claims, particularly those involving radiology, imaging tests, and diagnostic errors. If you suspect that your condition was worsened or exacerbated by radiology negligence, or that your injury or disease was the result of a preventable radiology error, we strongly urge you to contact our firm right away. It is absolutely critical that you work with an experienced and knowledgeable attorney who can help you understand your legal options, protect your rights, and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.
Our Jackson radiology malpractice lawyers have extensive experience holding negligent medical providers accountable for the pain and suffering they cause. We represent victims of medical malpractice, as well as the families of those who tragically pass away due to preventable medical errors. To date, our firm has recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients, both in settlements and verdicts. We are aggressive when it comes to pursuing maximum compensation and holding negligent radiologists and other specialists accountable.
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Knowing that your injuries, worsened condition, or the death of your loved one could have—and should have—been prevented can make the healing process incredibly difficult. At ‘Maggio | Thompson, LLP, we believe that you deserve justice, and our team is here to fight for you and your rights.
We offer free initial consultations and contingency fees. This means that you do not owe any upfront costs or pay any out-of-pocket expenses when you hire our firm. Instead, our attorneys only collect legal fees if/when they win your case.