In an article published today, the New York Times has continued its expose on radiation overdoses of patients. Previous articles have focused on over radiation of patients undergoing radiation therapy for cancer. This time, the Times focuses on radiation overdoses of patients undergoing medical tests involving radiation. A copy of the most recent article can be found here.
Since 1895 when x-rays were discovered, it has been well-known that over exposure to x-rays has terrible health consequences. Yet, more than 100 years later, machines still are being manufactured and/or used in such a manner that excess radiation can easily occur and people who operate these machines are still seriously over radiating people. To me, that is malpractice at the minimum, and also should be treated as a criminal offense.
As an experienced Baltimore, Maryland medical malpractice lawyer, I have handled many medical malpractice cases involving improper hospital procedures These people deserve compensation. Moreover, these cases should be pursued to bring attention to this outrageous form of malrpractice. To see some of the cases I have handled, click here.