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Gastroenterologist Sued for Wrongful Death

If you or someone close to you has been injured by a gastroenterologist’s error, you could be eligible to recover compensation. Our Baltimore medical negligence advocates will gather all of the information needed to properly evaluate your case and advise you accordingly. With years of experience, we know how to proceed in even the most complicated medical malpractice cases.

A Tennessee gastroenterologist has been accused of medical malpractice in a wrongful death suit. According to the lawsuit, the doctor failed to treat his patient properly, which allegedly resulted in her death from cancer this past May. The facility where the doctor practices is also named in the lawsuit. Apparently, the doctor failed to fully remove a polyp from the patient’s colon in 2013 and then again in 2016. This past February, the patient discovered an ulcerated mass in the same area, which was revealed to be cancer. In March, another doctor told the patient that the cancer had spread to the liver and seven out of the 12 lymph nodes and that her life expectancy was very short. She died two months later.

Gastroenterology Malpractice

Gastroenterologists specialize in prevention, diagnosis and treatment of illnesses and disorders of the digestive tract. The following types of gastroenterologist errors may give rise to a malpractice case: diagnostic errors, improper performance of a procedure, failure to monitor a patient properly after the procedure, medication errors or communication errors.

Injuries or missed diagnoses of the gastrointestinal tract can quickly become life threatening to patients. If you or a loved one had a digestive disorder that was not diagnosed or treated properly, you and your family members may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. It is important to note that not all adverse outcomes are the result of medical malpractice. Sometimes, complications are unavoidable no matter how competent and careful the medical professional was. Rather, medical malpractice takes place when a medical professionals error or misconduct is a direct cause of the patient’s injury or death. In other words, medical malpractice is a cause of action for damages against a medical professional or hospital rooted in negligence. In order to win a malpractice claim in Maryland, the plaintiff is required to establish the following elements: i) the medical professional owed the patient a duty of care; ii) the medical professional breached the duty of care owed to the patient; and iii) the medical professional’s breach was a direct cause of the patient’s injury.

Seasoned Baltimore Gastroenterology Malpractice Attorneys

Errors made by gastroenterologists can lead to serious and long-term injuries. If you or a loved one has suffered an injury while under treatment of a gastroenterologist, we can help. At Arfaa Law Group, our diligent Baltimore gastroenterology malpractice attorneys will analyze the facts of your case and help you recover the compensation you rightfully deserve. We are here to answer your questions and address your concerns every step of the way. Call us 410-889-1850 or contact us online today to schedule your free initial consultation.

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