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Radiology & X-ray Misdiagnosis Claims
Many patients expect X-rays and radiology to be 100 per cent accurate, but where human judgement and skill is required it can, occasionally, lead to errors and misdiagnosis. If you have been affected in this way, our team of specialist solicitors is here to help. We are renowned throughout the UK for our experience, skill and expertise in this area and will give you the best possible chance of a positive outcome.
To find out more about how we can help you make a claim for compensation, get in touch with us for free by calling on 0800 054 6512 or fill in our online enquiry form and we will get back to you as soon as we can. We are able to provide a free initial assessment of your claim and advise you on your next steps.
Radiology refers to the science of dealing with X-rays and other radioactive material to diagnose and treat disease.
In addition to X-rays, there is now a range of imaging machines, including ultrasound, computed tomography (CT), nuclear medicine, positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), available in most large hospitals around the UK.
Corresponding with the increased technology of the machines involved, the job of a radiologist has become more challenging, especially with the duty of interpreting the images and making a diagnosis to refer to a surgical colleague or other doctor.
Unfortunately this can lead to serious, potentially life-threatening errors of judgement.
The most common problems that arise from these kinds of errors of judgement are the suffering caused from missed or delayed diagnosis.
This is particularly true in oncology cases where a delay in identifying a potentially cancerous mass may lead to the spread of the disease. Administrative mistakes, such as failure to recall or record patients, can also cause unnecessary suffering.
Radiologists have a responsibility to communicate clearly and efficiently to medical colleagues and the patient, both in writing and in person, should any abnormality be found through the scans and urge speed of action if there is any likelihood of the condition being life-threatening.
The clinical negligence team at JMW has one of the most experienced and respected teams in the UK. We are able to deal with cases using no win, no fee agreements in appropriate cases.
Members of our team belong to the Law Society's specialist panel for clinical negligence, as well as the Action against Medical Accidents (AvMA) solicitor panel. Being recommended by such prestigious organisations means you can be sure we will give you the best possible chance of recovering the maximum amount of compensation.