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Radiology Negligence injury Claims
Radiology negligence can cause severe harm to patients. If you or a loved one has suffered injuries due to radiology negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Here is some information to help you understand the legal process and your rights.
Radiology is a medical speciality that uses various imaging techniques to diagnose conditions within the body. The most common techniques include X-ray, ultrasound, CT, and MRI scans. Radiology professionals must ensure the smooth running of the equipment and technology and the communication between individuals and teams. If they fail to do so, patients may suffer injuries due to radiology negligence.
As specialist medical negligence solicitors, Primus Solicitors can assist you in making a radiology negligence claim. We are experts in medical negligence claims and have a track record of securing compensation for our clients.
We operate on a no-win no fee basis, which means you won’t have to pay any legal costs if you don’t win your claim. We offer a free initial assessment, where we will assess the merits of your claim and advise you on the next steps.
Before we take on your claim, we must establish that the medical professional owed you a legal duty of care, which they breached by falling below the required standards. You must also have suffered injury as a direct result of their negligence in making a radiology mistake.
- Failure to interpret radiography images correctly.
- Failure to act upon something that may indicate an issue.
- Inadequate or errors in reporting of results
- Inadequate or errors made during the examination.
- Inadequate or lack of communication in ensuring the clinician responsible receives vital information regarding the patient’s care.
- Defective or malfunctioning equipment, or images being taken of the wrong part of the body.
To improve your chances of proving that the medical professional was negligent, it is advisable to provide us with the medical records from the hospital that treated you. We will also need any other relevant documents and evidence, such as witness statements.
The compensation you will receive depends on the severity of your injuries.
- General damages: compensation for the pain and suffering you’ve experienced due to the negligence in your daily life, as well as any loss of amenities.
- Special damages: compensation for any financial losses such as loss of earnings, extra medical expenses, any home modifications, and travel expenses associated with your medical care.
For these types of injury claims, you usually have three years from the date the negligence first occurred or the date when you were first aware of your injuries caused by negligence. However, children have three years from the date of their 18th birthday, meaning they have until they are 21 years old to make a claim for medical negligence. You can also claim on behalf of your child before they are 18 years old as their litigation friend, particularly in cases where your child has suffered an injury, which means they do not have the mental capacity to represent themselves, in which case the time limit of three years will not be applied.
Hire our specialist immigration lawyers to help you through this process and ensure a successful outcome for your radiology negligence Claim application. Contact us today to learn more about our services and how we can help you with your personal injury matter.