Having a urology issue can be extremely painful. When you go to a doctor with this type of issue, you expect the issue to improve, rather than get worse. If you or someone you know has been harmed by urology treatment or surgery, you may have been a victim of medical malpractice. At Arfaa Law Group, our skilled Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys will take the time to thoroughly examine the facts of your case and determine whether or not negligence played a role. You can rest assured that if we take on your case, we will fight to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve.
Urology is the branch of medicine that focuses on surgical and medical diseases of the male and female urinary tract system. Urologists also treat problems that affect the kidneys, prostate, testes, bladder, urethra, ureter, and pelvic floor. Furthermore, urologists often treat problems with male reproductive organs, including conditions such as erectile dysfunction and impotence. Urology errors can happen in a variety of ways, including:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of prostate, bladder, or kidney cancer;
- Mismanagement of cancer patients;
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of urological issues;
- Failure to perform incontinence surgery properly;
- Circumcision errors;
- Vasectomy errors;
- Medication errors;
- Failure to appropriately test patients;
- Failure to properly monitor patients; or
- Failure to get informed consent before a procedure.
Urologists, like other medical professionals, have an obligation to provide medical care and treatment in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. When an urologist deviates from the generally accepted medical standard and causes harm to a patient, that urologist will likely be liable for malpractice. Put simply, a urologist will be liable for medical malpractice if he or she causes an injury to a patient by failing to adhere to the accepted standard of care that another urologist would have used in the same or a similar situation. It is important to note that all adverse outcomes do not automatically mean malpractice occurred. This is why it is important to hire an attorney who can investigate the facts of your case and determine exactly what happened.
If malpractice is established, a plaintiff will be able to recover compensation for his or her harm. While the exact amount will vary depending on the facts of the case, a plaintiff can typically recover past, present, and future medical bills, lost wages and future lost wages, pain and suffering, emotional trauma, rehabilitation costs, permanent disability, and any other losses stemming from the accident.
The urinary tract and related areas in the body are not only very delicate but also critical to our overall health. If you believe that you may have been harmed by a urology procedure, you need to reach out to a seasoned Baltimore medical malpractice attorney who can review your case. Our firm has successfully handled many urology medical malpractice cases. You can rest assured that we know how to navigate these types of claims. To get a complimentary consultation, feel free to call 410-889-1850 or contact us online.
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