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Consequences of Misreading Lab Results and X-Rays

Consequences of Misreading Lab Results and X-Rays

Because of the importance of the test results, an injury by misdiagnosis is likely to happen if lab results or X-ray images are misread/misinterpreted.

When a patient arrives at a medical facility for care, a speedy and accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition is critical to the patient’s treatment. After all, the diagnosis will determine the course of treatment from there on out. To arrive at a diagnosis, doctors use a variety of medical tests to uncover the underlying medical issue. Because of the importance of the test results, an injury by misdiagnosis is likely to happen if lab results or X-ray images are misread/misinterpreted. If you or a loved one sustained an injury by misdiagnosis stemming from misread test results, contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek for legal assistance.

Potential Injuries As a Result of Misread Results and X-Rays

Primarily, misread results and X-rays can lead to a misdiagnosis. Sustaining an injury by misdiagnosis can look very different from situation to situation, but a misdiagnosis is always a costly mistake. 

In some cases, patients go about their lives unaware of health issues that will affect them down the line. In others, they go about spreading a disease to others when it should have been caught and treated. With extremely serious conditions, such as internal bleeding or a blood clot, misinterpreted results and X-rays could result in the patient’s sudden (wrongful) death.

Every Mistake has a Consequence

It’s important to realize that even if some tests may seem inconsequential, they may not be, and either way mistakes should not be happening in the first place. Further, the misread information gets compiled in health records that many other medical professionals will refer to, making it difficult to pinpoint what the mistake is and when it happened. Doctors who administer treatment plans based on false or inaccurate patient information can inadvertently harm the patient.

Simply put, there is no room for error when it comes to administering medical tests and reading test results. Things like allergy tests, blood pressure tests, biopsies, ultrasounds, cancer screenings, STD testing, etc., are all designed to paint an accurate picture of one’s health condition, so the right decisions can be made. As such, when the picture isn’t accurate, injury often occurs.

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

Do you believe that you or your loved one has suffered as a result of medical malpractice or medical neglect? You need to talk to an experienced team of local lawyers today.

The lawyers at Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn for more information.

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