Illinois Radiologist Error Attorney
Radiologists use advanced imaging technology to diagnose and treat disease. Diagnostic radiologists use these machines to identify the cause of illness, monitor the effectiveness of a certain treatment, and screen for heart disease, cancer, or another such condition. Interventional radiologists to detect or treat conditions in almost any part of the body instead of directly looking inside of your body through a scope (camera) or with open surgery. These professionals often help treat fibroids in the uterus, back pain, liver problems, cancers or tumors, blockages in the arteries and veins, and kidney problems.
Radiology errors usually involve test application or result interpretation mistakes. Diagnostic radiologists sometimes do not use the best available tests. Instead, they use the most cost-effective ones. The duty of care, which is outlined below, requires doctors to do what is best for their patients, not what is best for their profits. Interventional radiologists usually work with very complex equipment. These tests do not always yield black and white, “yes” or “no” answers. Subjective results require close, neutral examinations. Unfortunately, doctors are often rushed or just looking for data that confirms their gut feelings.
In contrast, the detail-oriented Illinois radiologist error attorneys at Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman always pay close attention to seemingly minute matters. In our experience, attention to detail is usually the difference between maximum compensation in a medical malpractice case and settling for less. Additionally, we always follow the proof in these cases. We collect evidence and build a case based on that evidence. We don’t invent a theory and then try to support it.
Duty of Care in Medical Negligence Cases
We mentioned the duty of care in medical negligence cases above. This responsibility is a fiduciary duty in Illinois.
That’s much higher than a duty of reasonable care, which applies to most people, including most drivers. It does not take much training, experience, or skill to obtain a drivers’ license. But it takes a great deal of training, experience, and skill to obtain a medical license. Because so much is required on the front end, much is required on the back end. Hence, the high duty of care.
Additionally, the standard of care is part of this puzzle in a medical negligence case. The duty of care is fixed. It doesn’t matter if the doctor has been practicing for twenty minutes or twenty years. But the standard of care sometimes varies. For example, the standard of care in Galena might be different from the standard of care in Chicago. Small town doctors don’t have access to the same infrastructure as big city doctors.
Resolving Your Claim for Damages
Very few injury claims go to court. But an Illinois radiologist error attorney must prepare as if a case will go all the way. Only this thorough preparation enables attorneys to put their best cases forward during mediation.
Mediation is much like an informal trial in which the parties serve as jurors. After each side gives a brief opening statement, a third-party mediator conveys settlement offers and counter-offers back and forth.
Diligent preparation means an attorney has not just built a solid claim for damages. It also means a attorney anticipates the other side’s defenses and is ready to refute them.
Reach Out to a Hard-Hitting Cook County Attorney
Injury victims are usually entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced radiologist error attorney in Chicago, contact Wais, Vogelstein, Forman, Koch & Norman by going online or calling 410-567-0800. You have a limited amount of time to act.