Procedures using interventional radiology have become the primary way many conditions are treated. It’s a method that is cost-effective, and it reduces the risks, pain, and recovery compared to traditional types of surgeries.
However, like in other medical procedures, errors can be made in interventional radiology. Therefore, when someone suffers an injury due to the negligence or error of an interventional radiologist, it may be considered medical malpractice.
Interventional radiology (IR) is a minimally invasive, image-guided treatment for various medical conditions that previously required open surgeries. IR uses traditional imaging technology, like computed tomography (CT), fluoroscopy, ultrasound, and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and allows doctors to see images of internal structures, such as tumors, organs, bones, and arteries, as they perform procedures. The precise images enable doctors to perform minimally invasive procedures using tiny tubes guided through blood vessels or other areas to treat affected tissue directly. IR treats numerous conditions, including vascular disease, heart disease, spinal conditions, cancer, neurological conditions, and some women’s health issues.
Interventional radiologists are board-certified physicians trained in minimally invasive therapies and radiology. They may perform numerous types of minimally invasive procedures, including:
It’s important to understand that all medical procedures come with risks, and negative outcomes may happen even though no mistakes or errors were made. However, many IR mistakes are preventable and are caused by someone’s negligence, not just a bad outcome. The most common risks of IR procedures are bleeding and infection. These can occur even though the doctor did nothing wrong.
Many adverse events during interventional radiology procedures involve technical errors like improper device positioning, device malfunction, or device misuse. Additionally, errors may include:
If you suffered injuries due to a procedure using interventional radiology, you might be able to pursue a medical malpractice claim. Such medical errors can potentially create negative physical, financial, and emotional consequences. No one should have to live with those consequences. The responsible parties should be held accountable and compensate you for your damages and protect other patients from having to go through the same thing you did.
Ross Feller Casey has recovered more than $3 billion on behalf of those injured through no fault of their own, just like you. We know that you want to be able to provide and care for your family, and your injuries may be preventing that from happening.
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