One of the keys to receiving the medical treatment you need in a timely manner is getting the proper tests and having those tests read accurately. This includes X-rays, MRIs, CT scans and ultrasounds as well as tests like mammograms, EKGs, angiograms, biopsies and blood tests. With some diseases, such as cancer, a delayed diagnosis can mean the difference between life and death.
If the proper tests are not ordered by your physician in a timely manner, if the technicians who perform the tests make an error or if the medical professionals who read them miss something or fail to consult with a specialist, a disease or injury can worsen or even become fatal. Patients can end up not receiving necessary treatment or being treated for the wrong condition. Sometimes something as seemingly simple as taking an X-ray from the wrong angle can caused a missed diagnosis.
The medical malpractice attorneys at Breslin & Breslin help victims of testing errors and their families seek the justice they are due if an error occurred in the testing process that caused a patient harm. Even the most advanced technology is often only as good as the people using it.
Medical malpractice claims can be complicated. You can be sure that the medical facility and medical professionals will use all of the tools at their disposal to fight the claim. That’s why we call in experts who can determine whether medical negligence or malpractice did indeed harm a patient. If that’s the case, we work with them to present that evidence clearly and convincingly in court.
If you believe that you or a loved one were harmed as the result of a medical testing error, call us or contact us online to schedule a free consultation with one of our Bergen County attorneys to discuss your case.