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The Risks of Misinterpreted Diagnostic Tests


There are a number of medical errors that can leave a person detrimentally injured and harmed. While some can be minor errors, others can affect a person’s life forever, or in the worst cases, cause death. In some cases, patients suffer severe injuries when doctors or other healthcare individuals misread the following diagnostic tests:

  • X-rays
  • Ultrasounds
  • CAT Scans
  • MRI’s

In many cases, misread tests cause the following damages:

  • Deterioration of overall health and wellness
  • Tumor growth
  • Abscess growth
  • Infections
  • Brain damage

Can I File a Lawsuit if a Doctor Misread My Tests?

When you visit a physician, they are required to provide the duty of ordinary standard of care. This means the doctor is required to treat you respectfully, correctly, and professionally. With this being said, physicians must practice thorough examinations of your body and any health issues. In addition, doctors are required to provide accurate test results. If a doctor misreads your test results or violates the standard of care, they commit a breach of the standards of care and can be sued for negligence or medical malpractice.

What Do I Do if I Have Been a Victim of Doctor Negligence

At The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson M.D., J.D. & Associates, we understand how misread tests can impact an individual’s life and future. Our Washington, D.C. medical malpractice attorneys are committed to providing our clients with aggressive and relentless representation to help them recover maximum compensation.

If you have suffered any harm due to a healthcare professional’s negligence of inaccurate test interpretation, you may be able to recover compensation for the following.

  • Medical expenses
  • Physical pains
  • Emotional distresses
  • Physical therapy
  • Lost wages

Don’t wait. When your health is on the line, we can provide top-tier representation for you. We are dedicated to pursuing justice and can formulate effective and efficient strategies tailored for your specific case.

Is There a Time Limit for Filing a Medical Malpractice Lawsuit?

Yes, there is. In Washington, D.C., you have three years from the day the medical error became known to you to file your lawsuit. This is known as the statute of limitations. If you do not file your lawsuit within that time frame, you will lose your chance to have your case heard in court.

Call the Washington, D.C. medical malpractice lawyers from The Law Offices of Dr. Michael M. Wilson M.D., J.D. & Associates today!

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