Radiology covers a range of imaging techniques used to diagnose and treat diseases. 

Radiology covers a wide range of investigations, from simple x-rays through to more complex CT and MRI scanning. 

It is an integral part of modern medicine and early diagnosis, with errors in this field having large consequences.

Medical professionals servicing patients with radiology are expected to provide us with the correct, careful treatment but this is unfortunately not always the case.

Radiology negligence

Incorrect or missed diagnosis on radiology tests can lead to the wrong condition being diagnosed or even a failure to diagnose a condition at all. 

Radiology errors can be made in both the NHS and by a private medical professional responsible for your diagnosis and in some cases your treatment.

If you have suffered an incorrect radiological examination, you could be entitled to compensation. 

Patient safety and protection should be paramount, as errors can lead to serious consequences.

Examples of radiology negligence include:

  • Missed diagnosis

  • Misinterpretation of findings

  • Findings attributed to the wrong case 

  • Poor communication. An abnormality may be detected but not conveyed to the referring clinician

  • Technical factors including use of wrong imaging protocol; contrast medium; patient body habitus; wrong site/side viewed

  • Abnormality outside the reporter’s area of interest

  • Sub-standard examinations and record-keeping

  • Failure to refer back to the correct referring clinician

Have you suffered as a result of any of the above? Speak to the medical negligence team about your unique circumstances and we will assess the validity of a claim.

What radiology compensation are you entitled to?

When radiology negligence occurs, the victim can suffer physically and mentally, over a short or long period.

When medical negligence has been confirmed, the compensation entitlement is then decided.

The idea is that you will be returned to the position you would have been previously, and any expenses related to the negligence is taken care of.

The amount of compensation the claimant is entitled to will, therefore, depend on the unique loss and circumstances of the victim.

You may be able to claim compensation for:

  • Loss of earnings
  • Medical expenses
  • Expected lifestyle changes
  • Care and support provided
  • Injury

These are cases of medical negligence which cause serious injury to you and should simply never have happened.

Remember, if you think something has gone wrong but you are not sure if you are eligible to claim, you lose nothing by speaking to a professional as our initial consultations are free and carry no obligation. 

The majority of our cases are also based on a no win no fee basis, meaning you only pay legal fees if you're successful and there is no financial risk to you.

Do you think you have been the victim of radiology negligence? Speak to a legal expert today and understand your options: phone 0300 303 3634 or submit an enquiry here.

Frequently asked questions

What does it mean for me if I have been a victim of a radiology error?

If you have been a victim of a radiology error, you are likely to be able to claim for compensation. That is because these circumstances are avoidable and you have suffered unnecessarily as a result of the healthcare provider’s negligence.