What happens if a radiology machine has a calibration error?

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radiation machine cancer treatmentAs a patient, you are dependent not only on your oncologist but also on the manufacturers of radiation equipment to keep you safe. When radiation equipment is sold to hospitals, they are often set, or calibrated, to have a certain margin of error. That way, patients and doctors are confident that radiation is not going much beyond the targeted treatment area.

If a radiology machine is not calibrated correctly, patients could get too much radiation, and parts of the body that were never supposed to get radiation treatment could be hurt.

Was a Machine to Blame for Your Injury?

As a patient, you have no way of knowing what caused your injuries. Your doctor doesn’t want to take responsibility for a medical mistake. Therefore, you can’t take your doctor’s word about what caused your injury without doing your own investigation.

Our experienced radiation malpractice lawyers will thoroughly investigate what happened to you and find out why you received a radiation overdose that caused you physical harm. Then, we will advise you of your legal right to take action against the radiation machine manufacturer, doctor, or any other party whose negligence caused your injury.

By identifying the party responsible for your injury, we can successfully fight for your fair recovery of past and future medical costs, lost income, out-of-pocket expenses, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages.

You have a limited amount of time to bring a lawsuit after you suffer a radiation negligence injury. In Kentucky, you have just one year from the time that you learned, or should have known, about your injury. If you contact us as soon as possible, we can make sure that a thorough investigation is done, that the right defendants are identified, and that you don’t miss the statute of limitations.

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