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Rochester, NY Radiology Error Lawyer

At Kammholz Law, we understand that victims of medical malpractice want more than compensation for what they have been through. They want answers. They want to know what went wrong and what caused the medical condition.

Have You Suffered an Injury due to a Radiology Study Being Misread?

Finding out what went wrong is a critical part of the process. We will enlist experts to help us understand exactly where the mistake was made. In some cases, we find that the doctor did things right. They ordered an X-ray, CT scan, MRI or mammogram. Sadly, the negligence was that the X-ray, CT scan, MRI or mammogram results were not read properly, meaning that something was missed. No matter what is the case, we will find out what happened, and we will hold negligent parties accountable.

Investigation is Critical in Medical Malpractice Cases

When we find out that an X-ray, a CT scan, an MRI, a mammogram, a bone scan, an ultrasound or any other similar type of test was ordered, we will review the results with an expert radiologist to determine what it evidenced. Perhaps a radiologist was not looking for an aneurysm in the CT scan results and missed a clear indication of a tearing aorta. Perhaps the radiologist failed to recognize a mass which can evidence cancer in mammogram results. Perhaps the radiologist simply reviewed an X-ray too quickly and overlooked a fracture.

Misdiagnosis and Failure to Diagnose

These are cases of failure to diagnose and treat a medical condition in a timely manner. When cancer is involved, any loss of time can mean missed opportunities. When broken bones are involved, the fracture could be made significantly worse or require additional surgeries to repair the bone. All the while, the patient is left to deal with the pain of something that a radiologist and a doctor should have seen if they had simply looked at the test results appropriately.

If you or a loved one suffered an injury due to the misreading of a radiology study, we at Kammholz Law can help pursue financial compensation for any past, present and, even, future losses and damages relating to your injury. Our legal team excels in the complex investigations of medical malpractice and negligence. We have had significant successes holding New York doctors and health systems accountable.

We are a Rochester-based medical malpractice/negligence law firm that is knowledgeable, experienced, compassionate and dedicated to helping people just like you. We will put our nearly 35 years of experience to work, determining who is responsible and holding them accountable to ensure your highest level of compensation for your injuries while also delivering you peace of mind. You are not a number, you are a highly valued client, who is seeking financial and oftentimes, emotional recovery from the serious injuries you have suffered.

Statute of Limitations for Radiology Misread/Error Claim

It is in your best interest to immediately start the investigation into whether you have a valid medical malpractice/negligence claim.

There are time limits called “statutes of limitations” on how long you have to file a medical malpractice/negligence claim in New York. You must bring a formal lawsuit before the statute of limitations expires or you will be forever barred from doing so.

The statute of limitations for your claim depends on a number of factors, including: who the negligent party is, the type of malpractice/negligence, the age of the injured patient, and whether the patient passed away as a result of the malpractice.

In addition, some hospitals and medical facilities are owned and operated by a City, a County or even the State of New York. In these circumstances, you will be required to serve a “Notice of Claim” before starting your lawsuit. Similarly, hospitals and medical facilities that are owned or funded by the United States have special rules under the Federal Tort Claims Act (FTCA) for medical malpractice claims.

Determining the applicable time frame can be confusing so contact Kammholz Law to determine whether you have a claim and what the applicable statute of limitations is. We are here to help!

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Paying For Your Radiology Misread/Error Case

We Get Paid Only When You Get Paid

There is no cost to find out whether you have a valid claim. There is also no cost to actually pursuing a claim, should you have one. If there is a successful outcome, we receive our costs and a percentage of what you receive called a contingency fee.

New York’s Judiciary Law Section 474-A, sets the amount of the contingency fee for medical malpractice based upon a “sliding scale” starting at 30% and reducing to as little as 10% depending upon the amount of the recovery. Specifically, the attorney’s fee is 30% on the first $250,000 of the sum recovered. On the next $250,000 recovered, the fee is 25%. On the next $500,000 recovered the fee is 20%. On the next $250,000 recovered the fee is 15%. After that, on any amount recovered over $1,250,000, the fee is 10%. Percentages are calculated on the net amount after expenses and disbursements are deducted. Expenses are costs such as medical expert reviews/testimony, court filing fees, medical records and other costs to properly pursue the claim.

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