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Magnetic resonance imaging, or MRI scans, are regularly used in the medical world to identify injuries, illnesses, and abnormalities inside the body through radio imaging.
MRI scans are essential in diagnosing a number of injuries medical conditions, so if you are not offered an MRI, or if you experience delays when it comes to your MRI scan, then you could have suffered from further illness or injury as a result.
If this is the case, then you could be entitled to make an MRI negligence claim, or a radiology negligence claim, with MG Legal’s specialist medical negligence solicitors.
What is an MRI scan used to diagnose?
Medical professionals can use the large magnet and radio waves in the scanning devices to identify a number of different medical conditions and injuries.
MRI scans can be used to create imaging of:
The brain and spinal cord
Bones and joints
The heart and blood vessels
Internam organs- e.g liver, womb, prostate gland
These scans produce high-quality images of the inside of the body, that simply cannot be clearly seen any other way.
These scans can be used to diagnose:
Spinal disk problems
Brain activity abnormalities
As can be seen from this list, MRI scans are extremely helpful in medical diagnoses across the board. It is because of this reason that it is so important that MRI scans are performed where necessary, performed well, and results are properly read, in order to allow them to identify medical issues in patients.
What is an MRI negligence claim, or a radiology negligence claim?
If you have seen a medical professional and have presented symptoms of any of the health conditions or injuries that MRI scans are used to diagnose, then you should be referred to have an MRI scan within six weeks of this appointment.
However, with some particular illnesses, such as Cauda equina syndrome (CES) and other medical emergencies, as well as cancers that appear to be aggressive, you should be given an MRI scan sooner than this.
If you have not been referred to have an MRI scan, or have had to wait more than the specified waiting time to have your scan, then you could be eligible to make an MRI negligence claim. Alternatively, if you have had the scan within the allocated wait time but have later found out that the MRI scan was performed wrong, or the results were read and interpreted wrong by a medical professional, then you could also be able to make a claim for financial compensation through an MRI negligence claim, otherwise known as a radiology negligence claim.
How long do I have to make an MRI radiology negligence claim?
If you have suffered negligent treatment at any point in the process of your MRI scan, then you have three years from the date at which the negligence occurred, or the date at which you became aware of the negligence, to make a claim for financial compensation. This is subject to the 1980 Limitation Act.
Whether it was the failure to take an MRI scan where one should have been done, a delayed MRI scan, or a misread MRI scan, then you could claim financial compensation for your treatment.
While this may seem like a long time to make a claim, it is always best to begin the process as early as possible. There is no saying how long your medical negligence claim could take for our medical negligence solicitors to be able to build it to as strong as it can possibly be.
We would always advise you to get in touch with specialist medical negligence solicitors, such as MG Legal, as soon as possible to get the ball rolling on your radiology negligence claim.
Make a NO WIN NO FEE radiology negligence claim with MG Legal:
Our team of medical negligence solicitors here at MG Legal have over 30 years of experience in medical negligence claims, and an unmatched success rate in excess of 99%.
If you have suffered from injury or illness as a result of radiology negligence, or a missed MRI scan, then simply get in touch with our medical negligence solicitors, here, for a free, no-obligation chat about your potential claim.
Otherwise, email our team at firstname.lastname@example.org and hear back from a specialist solicitor the same working day.