Yes, if any medical professional makes an error that causes you harm, you may be able to sue for medical malpractice. Unfortunately, tests such as x-rays and ultrasounds are not very helpful if the medical professionals who interpret them make an error. If a doctor fails to notice or diagnose a condition which is revealed by one of those tests, it can result in severe injuries.
X-rays, body scans, and ultrasounds are becoming much more technologically advanced with each passing year. They allow medical professionals to look inside the body and identify potential issues, such as internal wounds, broken bones, traumatic brain injuries, cancer, pregnancy development, and much more.
However, it’s been estimated that tens of thousands of patients die every year because their doctors failed to diagnose conditions revealed by those tests. The doctor may not be the only party at fault in many cases. The lab technicians who administer the tests can also make mistakes that can result in harm to patients.
If you believe that you have been harmed, or if you believe a loved one has been harmed because of a failure to correctly administer diagnostic tests such as x-rays, body scans, ultrasounds, or other tests, you should speak with an attorney. Although medical malpractice cases in Texas can be tough to pursue, you may be successful. Call the Houston medical malpractice attorneys at Kennedy Hodges at 855-947-0707. You can also learn more about the firm on our Facebook page.