Radiologists can play a critical role in your health care. However, when they fail to do their job properly, it can significantly worsen your situation. Our Jacksonville radiological error lawyers are standing by to help if you’ve been harmed by this type of medical malpractice.
At Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers, we’ve been helping injury victims seek justice since 2012. Each one of our clients has unique problems, so our Jacksonville personal injury attorneys treat them with individualized legal care.
If you’re dealing with the fallout of a radiological error in Jacksonville, FL, you don’t have to fight for fair compensation on your own. Contact our law firm today at (904) 396-1100 to schedule your free consultation so we can assess your case and help you understand your legal rights and options.
Our Jacksonville Medical Malpractice Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Been Injured by a Radiological Error
Getting and staying healthy can be expensive. In 2021, Americans spent $4.3 trillion on health care. We pay top dollar to our medical care providers to improve our health, not worsen it by making preventable mistakes.
When they cause you harm by treating you carelessly, our Jacksonville personal lawyers can help you hold them accountable. We have a verifiable track record of obtaining exceptional results for our clients. Since we first opened our doors, we’ve recovered tens of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for people throughout Jacksonville, Florida.
Our relentless dedication to getting justice for accident victims has earned us the following distinctions:
- Martindale-Hubbell’s 2021 Platinum Client Champion Award
- An AV Preeminent rating from Martindale-Hubbell
- Recognition as Super Lawyers each year since 2009
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We’re proud of these honors, but we’re even prouder of what our clients have to say about their experience with Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers. If you’ve been injured by a Jacksonville radiological error, call us so we can begin assessing your case as soon as possible.
What Are Examples of Some Common Radiological Errors?
Radiologists are physicians that use advanced medical imaging technology to help diagnose illnesses and diseases. They receive years of education, specialized training, and board certification.
Given their high level of preparation, we’d like to think they are immune from making mistakes.
But they are human, and they can and do make mistakes, such as:
- Misinterpreting MRIs, CT scans, mammograms, and other imaging results
- Failing to get the patient’s full medical history
- Failing to communicate important testing results to the patient’s other healthcare providers
- Not administering the proper imaging test
Radiological errors are particularly dangerous because, for many illnesses, early and accurate detection can mean the difference between life and death. They’re also dangerous because your course of treatment may be based on the radiologist’s interpretation of the imaging results. Not receiving the correct treatment for your illness can have dire consequences.
How Do I Prove That a Radiological Error Caused My Injuries?
Not every mistake a radiologist makes is medical malpractice. Radiologists have a legal duty to treat patients prudently within an acceptable level of care.
In order to find a radiologist legally liable for their error, you must show:
- You had a physician-patient relationship with the radiologist
- The radiologist breached their duty to treat you with reasonable care
- The breach caused the radiological error
- You suffered damages as a result of the breach
Proving that your radiologist did not treat you within the required acceptable level of care can be complex. You have to show that a reasonable radiologist, under the same conditions, would have acted differently. It involves highly technical medical concepts, which will most likely necessitate the use of an expert witness to help explain why your radiologist acted negligently.
Radiologists, hospitals, and their insurance companies will have a team of attorneys who will do everything to deny your claim. They may deny responsibility or claim that any error was so minor that you didn’t suffer any damages. This is why it’s important that you’re represented by exceptional negotiators and trial attorneys.
Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers will stand up to insurance companies who refuse to treat you and your injuries with respect. If they don’t settle your claim in good faith, we’ll take them to court and get your case before a jury.
Contact Our Jacksonville Radiological Error Attorneys for a Free Case Assessment
If you’ve been harmed by, or your family member has died as a result of, a radiological error, you deserve an attorney who will fight hard to get you the compensation you need. Baggett Law Personal Injury Lawyers will always put you first, and we’ll never compromise your claims for a quick, lowball settlement.
The law limits the amount of time you have to assert your rights, so it’s important to seek legal help promptly. The sooner you call us for your free consultation, the sooner we can evaluate your case and develop a legal strategy to maximize your financial recovery. Call our Jacksonville medical malpractice attorneys today to learn more.