Shelton, WA asked in Medical Malpractice for Washington

Q: Compensation for CT scan mistake?

My doctor ordered a CT scan with contrast. The tech at the hospital failed to use contrast. I was therefore dosed with harmful radiation for no reason. What are my chances of being compensated somehow for this? Thank you.

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A: Minimal. It doesn't look like you will be able to show any real money damages, unless and until you develop a radiation-related illness. Even then, it will probably be impossible to prove the illness resulted from this particular procedure.

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