Local patients are often unsure if they should visit a Chicago medical malpractice lawyer when they suffer problems following a radiation treatment. Radiation is a necessary treatment for many different ailments and for diagnosis. However, doctors often fail to take reasonable care when providing the radiation treatment, leading to skin burns and tumors.
All those concerned with patient safety have likely read many of the recent reports about victims’ overexposure to radiation. With increasing use of radiation to combat the spread of deadly invaders of the body or to receiving imaging for diagnosis, the risk of unnecessary radiation damage increases. It is becoming vital for all medical professionals to take every precaution possible to minimize the collateral effects of radiation on the patient.
There remains a difference between side-effects and actual complications caused medical malpractice. For example, when it comes to radiation, a patient should never develop a tumor as a result of the treatment-the cause of it may be a medical error. In those cases, it is important to visit an Illinois medical malpractice attorney and share your story.
The attorney will be able to explain the basic ways in which your possible case will be evaluated. For example, your doctor’s conduct will be judged against a basic standard of care. In other words, would a reasonable physician have acted in the way that your doctor did?
Our Chicago personal injury lawyers at Levin & Perconti remain encouraged by all efforts taken by medical professionals with the goal of promoting patient safety. However, there remains an ocean of difference between pledging to provide a certain level of care and actually providing it. You can be sure that we will remain vigilant in our efforts to ensure medical providers follow through on their duty and promise to keep patients safe from unnecessary radiation exposure.
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