Ultrasounds, also known as sonograms, use high frequency sounds waves to create images that detail the inside of the body. It is an incredibly useful tool for obstetricians and doctors looking to diagnosis serious illnesses. The physicians and technicians who perform ultrasound scans are highly trained and are entrusted with tremendous responsibility as they may be the first to have an opportunity to identify the presence of severe health concerns.

When a medical professional fails to read an ultrasound correctly, they may be endangering the life of their patient. If you or your loved one has suffered following the misreading of an ultrasound, contact a Sheboygan medical malpractice attorney of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® at (920) 459-8000 to discuss your legal rights.

The Use of Sonograms

A doctor needs to examine an ultrasound carefully before they come to a conclusion or make a diagnosis. The following are among the most common reasons that a doctor or technician will perform a sonogram:

  • To observe a fetus during pregnancy
  • To examine a patient who complains of aching joints and muscles
  • To examine the abdominal cavity
  • To check the heart and blood vessels

Misread ultrasounds can have serious adverse consequences. For example, an improperly read ultrasound may result in a needlessly missed cancer diagnosis, or a baby’s heart defect might go unnoticed.

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If your ultrasound was misread and the act of negligence led to the further progression of your illness or an incorrect diagnosis of a health condition, contact a Sheboygan medical malpractice attorney at the law offices of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ® today by calling (920) 459-8000.