The New York Times confirmed what our firm has been investigating – that in many instances, GE Healthcare CT Scans are emitting harmful levels of radiation.
After conducting an in-depth analysis, The New York Times published a story yesterday which confirmed what our firm has been investigating – that in many instances, GE Healthcare CT Scans are emitting harmful levels of radiation. The Times investigation found that when patients were given a CT brain perfusion scan,(often used to test for strokes), the scanners exposed individuals to radiation overdoses.
When an individual was exposed to these dangerous radiation levels, it could cause burns, scabs, hair loss and even cancer or brain damage. The Food and Drug Administration is currently conducting its own review of this problem. A copy of yesterday’s NY Times article is attached.
GE Healthcare says that its scanners are safe and any overexposure to radiation was the result of provider error. However, despite knowing that operator error often occurred when these CT scans were administered, GE Healthcare did not take corrective action. Experts indicated that the scanners could have been equipped with safety devices which would have alerted operators if the scanner was emitting too much radiation or better yet, would have shut down if doses reached troublesome levels.
Alert for GE Healthcare CT Scans
Anapol Schwartz is investigating cases on behalf of people who have been harmed by a GE Healthcare CT scanner. In the event you were injured by a CT scan, we welcome the opportunity to review your case.