You or a loved one may have just left the hospital, but you feel like something is wrong. Maybe you weren’t treated right or you believe that someone made an error while receiving treatment. The nurses, physician’s assistants, radiology technicians, nurse’s aides and doctors employed by the hospital may have made a mistake. Lawyers call this negligence or medical malpractice.
Feeling like something isn’t right may not be the fault of the doctor or nurse. This might be the result of something much bigger. This could be a problem with the entire hospital system. A breakdown in the system for diagnosis and treatment of patients like you and your family that needs to be addressed. If a hospital employee makes an error in treating a patient, the hospital is liable for their negligence or malpractice.
If you’re not sure if something went wrong, Call us! We will discuss the situation with you and help you to decide if something went wrong and if there is anything we can do to help you.
Failure to Diagnose Cancer
Looking back you start to ask yourself, what if we would have known about the cancer earlier? Would we have been able to stop it? Would my husband or wife have been able to live longer to see his grandchildren grow up for a few extra years? Why didn’t the doctor notice the cancer earlier? Was it not there? Or did the doctor fail to detect it? Did they misread the mammogram? Did they not look closely enough at the blood work?
You want answer, right!? Call us. We will meet with you and discuss your situation. We will help you to determine if something was left undiagnosed. We can’t change the past, but we can do everything possible to protect you and your loved one now to prepare you for the future.
Very often the signs that a patient has cancer are overlooked by a doctor. When a doctor fails to notice the signs that a patient may be suffering from, colon or breast cancer, a medical malpractice case against the doctor who misdiagnosed the cancer may exist. Our office specializes in cases where a doctor fails to diagnose colon cancer, breast cancer, or skin cancer.
Many times a doctor will fail to appreciate the results of blood tests that indicate something is wrong. The failure to appreciate the results of laboratory tests can lead to a misdiagnosis of cancer. Recognition of the problem too late constituted medical malpractice by the doctor.
Sometimes doctors make errors during surgery. Yes, they are trying to save your life, but they don’t always prepare themselves and take ALL of the steps necessary to do their job the right way.
No matter what type of work you do, you have to take all of the proper steps to get the job done. Even a successful surgeon can make a mistake if they don’t follow all of the steps they are supposed to when performing surgery.
If a surgeon doesn’t read a patient’s entire medical history before surgery this can result in an improper surgery or inappropriate technique during the surgery. Someone can get hurt or killed because of this.
While performing a surgery a doctor may damage an adjacent organ accidentally. The doctor may fail to notice that the adjacent organ has been injured. Failing to notice that an adjacent organ has been injured during surgery is medical malpractice.
We have represented many clients who have been harmed by surgical mistakes.
After a doctor finishes the surgery, they may fail to recognize the signs of infection post-surgery. They may rush to get to their next patient and not properly examine the area of the surgery after they finish the surgery. In every surgery, a risk of infection exists. However, in some cases failure to diagnose post-surgery infection may be medical malpractice.