Doctor Failed to Diagnose My Diverticulitis – Legal Help
Diverticulitis is an intestinal condition thought to be caused by an errant or overactive immune system where the body attacks intestinal tissue leading to infections and tiny perforations which if left untreated may lead to massive , life-threatening infections and the need for colon removal surgery to cut off dead, infected tissue before it causes further complications. Over the last decade, diverticulitis has increased in frequency, and it is thought that diet and lifestyle have had a role to play in its increase. Some individuals may have a genetic predisposition to diverticulitis, and may need constant medical care for the duration of their lives, while others may develop it later in their 70’s and 80’s. That said, it is important to treat diverticulitis in a timely manner as well as closely monitor it so that one doesn’t develop severe complications or lose their lives due to an infection that could breach the bloodstream, leading to septic shock, and organ failure.
Did your doctor fail to correctly diagnose you with diverticulitis, or did they diagnose you too late? If you experienced complications due to untreated diverticulitis, we’re here for you: please call our diverticulitis lawsuit attorneys at McCready Law NOW at (773) 985-5139 to learn more about your legal options for compensation. Our diverticulitis misdiagnosis lawyers have over 90 YEARS of combined legal experience, and we’d love to help you get the justice and true compensation that you deserve. Please contact us NOW at (773) 985-5139to learn more about your legal options. Remember, we take on all cases on contingency fee basis, which means that you pay NOTHING out of pocket until we recover compensation on your behalf.
Some of the symptoms of diverticulitis include:
- Blood in one’s stool
- Vomiting and nausea
- Severe and unrelenting stomach pain
- Bowel movement changes
- Going to the toilet may alleviate stomach pain
Diverticulitis and Medical Malpractice
Medical malpractice when it comes to diverticulitis refers to when a doctor doesn’t employ a certain standard of care that his peers would have used were they in the same position with a patient suffering from diverticulitis. Medical standards exist to keep all patients safe during treatment, and anything that deviates from it can be construed to be negligence which is punishable via the filing of a diverticulitis medical malpractice.
Should your gastroenterologist fail to diagnose and treat your diverticulitis in a timely manner, you may suffer life-threatening complications such as bowel obstruction, hemorrhage, perforated bowel, bowel rupture, sepsis, and gastrointestinal bleeding.
Diverticulitis Lawsuit Attorneys – Call Us Today
When it comes to establishing negligence for delayed diagnosis for diverticulitis, we as your medical malpractice attorneys will take a look at a number of things such as – did your physician take an extensive medical history to find out if your family suffers from the condition? Did they order exhaustive tests in a timely manner, and did they listen to your complaints when you told them about your abdominal pain? All these will factor into the compensation amount for your diverticulitis lawsuit. If you’d like to learn more on how to best proceed with your claim, please contact our experienced diverticulitis medical malpractice lawsuit attorneys at (773) 985-5139. Thanks, and we look forward to helping you.