Doctors Who Order Diagnostic Tests Have Higher Rate Malpractice Suits

December 23, 2011 – In a report from Renal & Urology News, higher rates of malpractice suits are being filed against doctors ordering diagnostic tests.  A recent study finds that this isn’t the result of problems with the testing itself but with the communication of results, such as informing the patient or the doctor incorrectly reading the findings. The years between 1996 and 2003 saw an increase of 40 percent in medical malpractice payments being made by doctors, due to problems stemming from diagnostic tests. These are mostly preventable, with many of them being a result of communication problems.  Other types of communication problems include delays in reporting the findings of test results and doctors or patients not receiving the results (at all or in a timely manner). These are preventable medical mistakes, however.  If you were the victim of a mistake with diagnostic testing and you suffered injuries, you could be entitled to receive compensation. To learn if you qualify to pursue a claim against the doctor or any other healthcare provider that may be responsible, you should consult with a Bronx medical malpractice attorney.  An attorney may be able to help you assemble the evidence necessary to prove liability and assist with the complicated paperwork. To learn what your rights are, you should contact an attorney as soon as possible.

Contacting a Bronx Medical Malpractice Attorney

When you have sustained a serious injury or lost a loved one because of medical negligence you are entitled to seek compensation for your damages and suffering. Consulting with a Bronx medical malpractice attorney can help you better understand your rights, determine liability for your injuries, and decide if filing a medical malpractice claim is right for you.  At Gacovino Lake & Associates we have formed a dedicated network of medical malpractice attorneys to serve clients nationwide. Our New York office serves residents of the 5 boroughs with their auto accident, medical malpractice, defective drug, premises liability, and Workers’ Compensation claims. For experienced help with your medical malpractice claim, contact us today– 1-800-246-4878.

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