What are my legal options in Los Angeles if I have been harmed by an x-ray or ultrasound that was misread?

Diagnostic tests, such as ultrasounds and x-rays, are great tools but may only be as effective as the professionals reading them. Unfortunately, if a doctor fails to properly notice or diagnose a condition revealed in a test, that can result in serious injuries. If one of these expensive tests is performed, you should be able to reasonably expect that doctors will accurately identify problems shown by the tests.

There are some serious health issues that in decades past could not be readily identified. However, today’s technology allows us to look beyond the surface of the body and identify areas of concern. Some examples of serious issues that can be identified with ultrasounds or x-rays include traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, developmental issues with pregnancies, and the development or spread of cancer.

If your condition was not diagnosed, you must identify the responsible parties in order to seek compensation. Your doctor may have failed to properly diagnose you. However, a lab technician may have committed an error in administering the test, or another medical professional may have failed to communicate with you about your test results.

If you have been harmed by a medical professional who failed to properly diagnose your health problem in spite of diagnostic tests, you should speak with an attorney. If you are in the Los Angeles area, call me, Conal Doyle, Los Angeles medical malpractice attorney, at 310-385-0567. I can help. Call today to learn more or to schedule a free consultation on your case.