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Misread Scans Cause Years of Unnecessary Suffering

July 09, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The Washington Post has published a story about a retired nurse who suffered years of side effects from a surgery to remove her gallbladder.  The surgeon incorrectly modified her liver, resulting in an odd side effect of significant itching.  Years of scans were misread until a specialist recognized the symptoms from a previous patient and intervened properly.

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Headaches, Though Common, May Indicate Need for CT Scan

March 30, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Headaches are among the most common maladies affecting Americans.  Most people get a headache at least a few times a year, with some suffering this type of pain multiple times a week.  The level of pain can range from a minor nuisance up to a blinding agony that requires shutting yourself up in a dark room to get some rest.  Many over-the-counter drugs treat headaches with varying degrees of efficacy.

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Misread CT Scans Can Result in Death

February 01, 2019 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

When cancer is suspected, oncologists will often order a CT scan of the area to determine how to proceed diagnostically.  Finding tumors early is key to implementing a treatment protocol that results in the best possible prognosis, and a properly performed CT scan provides meaningful information to the physician.  When the tumors are located and the size identified to determine the stage of the cancer, a more or less aggressive treatment course if indicated.

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Lack of Standards in CT Scan Radiation Dosages

May 02, 2017 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Reading between the lines is important when looking at the news.  What is presented as positive often attempts to hide a negative that has existed for too long.  That is the case with new research from the University of California San Francisco regarding radiation doses for people undergoing CT scans.

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Faulty Factors with CT Scan Radiation

February 24, 2016 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

The smaller newspapers have started to notice.  Though the Wall Street Journal and New York Times aren’t trumpeting it from their front pages, it is becoming harder and harder to ignore the damage done by CT scan radiation. 

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DNA Damage Through Negative Consequences of Medical Procedures

August 12, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

It’s been long established that the radiation from CT scans can have negative consequences.  The most commonly experienced side effect of the radiation is the development of cancer.  Because of this, some doctors and hospitals have moved away from this procedure, though it remains one of the most common types of imaging used for diagnosis.

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CT Scans: Know the Risks

March 19, 2015 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

Consumer Reports has finally addressed a long-standing problem within the medical field.  For too many years, doctors have ordered a large number of CT scans for a wide variety of potential conditions.  This type of scan, though useful from a diagnostic perspective, is not without risks, including the fact that large doses of radiation can lead to the patient suffering a variety of cancers.

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One Second Away: When an Injury Means a CT Scan

July 15, 2014 | Finz & Finz, P.C.

You only have to look away for one second.  You’re doing everything right to childproof your house. You have protectors in every light socket, every cabinet secured, and child gates keeping your kid from any dangerous part of the house. Your cleaning supplies are kept on a high shelf in the laundry room, where there is no way the kids can get to them.  But it can still happen to you. You look away for one second, and your child is bumping his head on a corner or a piece of furniture.

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