Michigan radiation overdose medical malpractice lawyers represent clients who have suffered excessive or unnecessary exposure to radiation. Radiation overdose happens when a patient exposed to radiation unnecessary, like a scan or x-ray they did not need or is overexposed to it during radiation therapy during cancer treatments.
Radiation overdose commonly happens in two different situations. First, CT scans and x-rays are commonly overused when trying to diagnose an injury or disease. The overuse of these can in return cause cancer overtime. Second, radiation overdose can happen to cancer patients. Patients receiving an excessive amount of radiation during cancer treatments can develop a radiation “burn”, which destroys the tissue.
Often a CT scanned is perform when an x-ray would be sufficient, which would expose you to 450 times less radiation than a scan. However, bringing a malpractice lawsuit for excessive use of diagnostic x-ray use is more difficult, because the injury does not manifest itself for many years, and then the issue would be whether the patient might have come down with cancer anyway.
Overdosing Radiation Exposure & Malpractice Lawsuits
Malpractice lawsuits for overdosing in radiation therapy can be more apparent because the injury is obvious within days or weeks of the overdose. However, the difficulty is in proving who is responsible for the overdose. There are numerous possibilities, some are listed below.
- The maker of the radiation equipment hardware.
- The software company that programmed the amount of radiation that the device delivers.
- The hospital technician who runs the machine and actually delivers the radiation.
- The hospital workers, called medical physicists, who make sure the radiation machines are properly calibrated to deliver correct doses of radiation.
- The radiation oncologist, a physician, who decides how much radiation to give or who, in some instances, actually delivers the radiation in the form of small pellets that are surgically implanted in the patient.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Radiation Overdose Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a medical malpractice lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice attorneys at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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