A class action lawsuit has been filed against GE Healthcare, the maker of CT scans which allegedly produce radiation overdoses. The lawsuit was filed in US District Court in Alabama by a woman who received a botched CT brain scan. The class action lawsuit alleges that the GE Healthcare CT scan fails to warn patients and healthcare workers when excessive radiation is produced by the scan.
The FDA has been investigating CT scan radiation overdoses since October when Cedars-Sinai Hospital in California reported patients had been exposed to excessive radiation from CT scans. Thus far, the FDA investigation has not determined whether the excessive radiation stems from human error or CT scan equipment failure or defect.
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