Radiation Overdose from CT Scans
Numerous cases have been reported nationwide in recent years of CT scan radiation overdoses such as the following:
- "Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles disclosed that it had mistakenly administered up to eight times the normal radiation dose to 206 possible stroke victims over an 18-month period." (New York Times, October 15, 2009)
- A 23-month-old child was reportedly administered 151 CT scans in less than an hour. (auntminnie.com)
- "[In] 2009 the FDA received reports of illness and burns in patients who had received excessive doses of radiation during CT scans." (The Journal of the American Medical Society)
In an era when CT scans are increasingly used to screen for medical conditions (1.65 million CT scans were administered in 2008, compared to 330,000 in 1995), it is more important than ever to stay vigilant about overuse as well as about potential radiation overexposure due to equipment flaws. For more than 20 years, Joseph M. Marrone, Jr. has been fighting for the rights of injured people. He welcomes the opportunity to evaluate your potential case.
Sometimes abuse of CT scans are attributed to human error or medical personnel practices. Sometimes, however, radiation overexposure is found to be a result of an equipment defect. Marrone Law Firm LLC invites inquiries from patients or family members after apparent overdoses of radiation coming from CT scanners. Symptoms may include dark red rings around the head.
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Do you have a
medical malpractice claim or a
product liability claim after a CT scan radiation overdose incident? Perhaps you have both types of claims.
Contact Marrone Law Firm LLC for help after an instance in or near Philadelphia of CT scan radiation exposure. Lawyers of the firm represent clients through Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey. Medical malpractice? Law firm resources can be used to investigate this type of claim as well as manufacturing defect claims.