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Compelling testimony on cases of neuroradiology malpractice

Neuroradiology is a subspecialty of radiology that uses imaging techniques to diagnose and treat conditions related to the nervous system: the brain, spinal cord, and nerves. Neuroradiologists are experts in interpreting imaging tests such as computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and X-rays. Neuroradiologists diagnose and treat disorders, including stroke, brain tumors, aneurysms, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, and degenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease.

Becoming a neuroradiologist requires a medical degree (MD or DO) and a five-year residency in radiology. Neuroradiologists then complete a one- to two-year fellowship in neuroradiology which includes specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of neurological conditions. Board Certification in neuroradiology is handled by the American Board of Radiology (ABR).

Neuroradiology medical malpractice

Neuroradiology is a complex and highly special field. Like all medical specialties, mistakes can happen. Some cases where a neuroradiologist may be responsible for medical malpractice include:

  • Misinterpretation of imaging results
  • Failure to communicate the results of imaging tests.
  • Negligent performance of procedures such as biopsies, drainage, or angiograms.
  • Failure to obtain informed consent.
  • Improper administration of contrast agents

An experienced neuroradiologist expert witness can explain the applicable standards of care and offer a professional opinion on whether the standard of care was met or breached.

How a neuroradiologist can aid in a legal case

A neuroradiologist can be a key expert witness in cases involving traumatic brain injury (TBI), spinal cord injury (SCI), and other damage to the nervous system. A neuroradiologist can examine the results of imaging tests and offer a professional opinion on the cause and extent of the injury. This is particularly critical in birth injury cases where a neuroradiologist may be asked whether the pattern of brain injury is consistent with hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy (HIE).

A neuroradiologist can also help to quantify the damage to the brain, spine, or neck, which can play a significant role in calculating compensation.

Contact us today to find the right expert witness

Any legal matter involving an injury to the nervous system has high stakes, and the right expert witness can make a dramatic difference. Rieback Medical-Legal Consultants has provided highly qualified experts to serve preeminent attorneys for decades. Our network includes Board-Certified neuroradiologists who are prepared to testify in depositions and at trial. Contact us today for a free case summary review.

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