Patients Have Received Significantly Elevated Levels of Radiation During Certain Brain CT Scans
ATTENTION: POSSIBLE CT SCAN RADIATION OVERDOSES REPORTED AT CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL IN HUNTINGTON, WEST VIRGINIA.
HPCBD IS CURRENTLY INVESTIGATING REPORTS OF PATIENTS THAT RECEIVED OVERDOSES OF RADIATION WHO RECEIVED BRAIN CT SCANS AT CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL.
SYMPTOMS OF RADIATION SICKNESS FROM RADIATION POISONING INCLUDE:
IF YOU RECEIVED A BRAIN CT SCAN AT CABELL HUNTINGTON HOSPITAL OVER THE PAST SEVERAL YEARS, YOU MAY HAVE A CLAIM FOR MONETARY DAMAGES.
The New York Times recently reported that hundreds of patients received elevated levels of radition during a common test known as a "CT Brain Perfusion Scan". Click here for other media coverage concerning brain CT scans.
A CT brain perfusion scan typically delivers a high dose of radiation. If the medical devices are not used or calibrated correctly, the dose can reach 2000 times that of a typical x-ray.
The Food and Drug Administration has recently been investigating the scope of the problems. Early on, investigators thought the radiation overdoses were limited to a hospital in Alabama involving hundreds of patients. Investigators now believe that thousands of patients may be victims of radiation overdose brain damage in hospitals across the country.
This investigation concerns people who received a brain perfusion scan using the scanners manufactured by GE Healthcare. Typically, these scans are ordered for stroke and trauma patients to determine the amount of blood flowing to specific parts of their brains. It has also been used in patients with cerebrovascular diseases and tumors. It is possible that patients received radiation overdoses from this equipment. Symptoms of radiation overdose are as follows:
The radiation overdose can create long term effects such as:
If you or a loved one has received a CT Brain Perfusion Scan and have experienced symptoms as described above, it is important that you contact us for a consultation with an experienced attorney who specializes in cases where defective medical devices and procedures are concerned. Our experience with Guidant and Medtronic defibrillator implant litigation and cases involving numerous drug manufacturers has given us the insight that we need to be effective litigators for consumers with defective medical devices. The experienced group of Attorneys at Hill, Peterson, Carper, Bee & Deitzler will provide you with individual attention and work for you to obtain the compensation that you deserve.