Radiology Errors in Portland Medical Facilities

A radiology error occurs when a deficiency in the diagnostic process results in a failure to diagnose, accurately diagnose, or delays diagnosis. Radiologists are one part of a critical team central to diagnosing illness by interpreting scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), X-rays, and other medical tests. A skilled Portland medical malpractice lawyer can review your claim to determine if medical negligence contributed to these common radiology errors leading to your damages.

Technical Errors

Imaging quality may be impacted by faulty equipment. A technician’s inability to properly position a patient may also lead to poor image quality. An image’s quality is only as good as the machinery capturing the image and a medical provider’s ability to use the equipment adequately. Critical radiology errors can occur, leading to a missed diagnosis.


You may suffer severe health implications when a radiology image is misinterpreted. By misinterpreting an image, a Portland radiology error may lead to delayed treatment or the incorrect diagnosis and treatment of the wrong illness or disease.

A lack of core experience and knowledge in interpreting radiological tests can lead to a misinterpretation or a missed interpretation. Hiring sufficiently trained staff is vital to patient safety and health.

Communication Errors

A radiologist must effectively relay the information discovered through testing to your doctor. The physician must then communicate the findings and create a course of treatment with you. Without communication, a patient may experience significant delays in treatment, potentially leading to worsening outcomes.

How a Portland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help You

Radiology errors can result from the breakdown in the function of multiple hospital departments. Investigating a radiology error is extensive, requiring a medical malpractice lawyer in Portland to determine how the error occurred and who may be responsible. Additionally, a Portland medical malpractice attorney at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC will provide the following services:

A benefit of working with a medical malpractice attorney in Portland at Paulson Coletti PC is our knowledge of and ability to work with expert witnesses who provide vital testimony in medical malpractice claims. Learn more about how expert witness testimony factors into medical malpractice claims.

How Much Does an Oregon Medical Malpractice Attorney Cost?

We strive to ensure that patients suffering severe radiology error damages receive the best representation possible. Our services are provided at no out-of-pocket costs to you. This billing schedule only allows us to be compensated only if we secure compensation in your case.

We only take cases in which we feel confident. Additionally, your initial consultation is free, allowing us to assess the strength of your claim. Because we value the ability to focus on each case, we keep a small caseload to ensure quality representation. Contact a medical malpractice lawyer at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC to discuss a radiology error immediately.