When Diagnostic Testing Errors Result In Serious Harm
With today’s advanced technology, doctors have the ability to detect diseases during an early stage. However, doctors can fail to use their knowledge in a proper way. When a doctor fails to perform accurate testing, it can have devastating effects on the patient. In fact, the patient may lose his window of opportunity to be cured.
At The Law Office of Robert H. Kleinschmidt, P.C., in Scottsdale, our lawyer works hard to help hold negligent medical professionals accountable and to help you recover the full and fair compensation to which you are entitled.
Medical Testing Gone Wrong
Accurate diagnostic tests are needed to assess a patient’s physical condition. For that reason, it is vital for tests to be performed, following proper hospital and laboratory procedures.
Unfortunately, things can go wrong during the testing process. For example, a patient’s lab sample may be switched or contaminated. This kind of testing error can put a patient’s life in jeopardy. Besides contaminated lab samples, here are some other mistakes that can be made in a hospital, lab or imaging center:
- Negligent loss of biological samples
- Faulty diagnostic equipment was used
- Improper readings of MRI, CT scan, X-ray or imaging results
- Testing samples were sent to the wrong lab
- Failure to communicate or follow up with lab, radiology or pathology results
- Poor X-rays were taken
- Misreading of mammogram, cancer staging tissue samples or blood samples
- False-negative or false-positive diagnostic errors
Misread Tests And Diagnosing Errors
When test results are misread, there may be a delay or failure in diagnosing life-threatening illnesses such as:
- Colorectal cancer
- Breast cancer
- Multiple sclerosis
- Lupus erythematosus
- HIV infection
Contact Our Arizona Attorney If You Suffered Due To A Medical Test Error
If a diagnostic testing error has taken the life of your family member, or has robbed you of your health and psychological wellbeing, then this may be grounds for a medical malpractice lawsuit. The Phoenix area Law Offices of Robert H. Kleinschmidt has a comfortable and discreet atmosphere in which to discuss your malpractice or wrongful death case. Call us today at 480-951-3949 or contact us online.