Obtaining the correct diagnosis is vital to getting the right treatment for your health condition. If you have suffered due to a missed diagnosis or delayed diagnosis of Crohn’s disease, you may be entitled to compensation for any harm that you suffered. At Arfaa Law Group, our diligent Baltimore medical malpractice attorneys are devoted to providing you with the legal assistance you need in order to move on with your life.
Crohn’s disease is a form of inflammatory bowel disease that involves ongoing, chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract. The condition affects the entire digestive tract and can be both painful and debilitating. Currently, there is no known cure for Crohn’s disease but treatment is administered in an effort to alleviate symptoms. Treatment can also potentially prevent a person from having to undergo surgery.
A few years ago, a Baltimore jury awarded a patient millions of dollars when doctors misdiagnosed an ulcer, prompting more than a dozen unnecessary surgeries that led to the patient’s Crohn’s disease flaring up. According to the complaint, physicians were negligent in failing to diagnose the patient’s symptoms as an exacerbation of Crohn’s without considering any other conditions that could have been at play.
Liability for Crohn’s Disease Malpractice
There are a number of signs and symptoms that could put a doctor on alert that a patient has Crohn’s disease. When these signs and symptoms are present, a doctor should order tests, which can be used to confirm the disease. Unfortunately, in some cases, a doctor misses a Crohn’s disease diagnosis and the patient is left dealing with painful symptoms much longer than he or she should. In other cases, Crohn’s disease may be misdiagnosed for a different condition entirely. In these situations, the patient may undergo expensive and unnecessary treatment that may even worsen the patient’s original condition.
If a medical mistake related to Crohn’s disease impacted you or a loved one, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim. In order to win a medical malpractice case, the patient needs to prove the following three elements: i) the medical professional owed the patient a standard of care; ii) the medical professional failed to meet the standard of care applicable to his or her specialty; and iii) the medical professional’s failure to meet the appropriate standard of care was a direct cause of patient injury or harm. While this may seem straightforward, medical malpractice cases are complex and a qualified medical expert must establishe the standard of care.
Skilled Baltimore Medical Malpractice Attorneys
When you go to the doctor, the last thing you want is to leave worse off than when you came in. If you or a loved one has been injured because of a medical professional’s negligence, you may be able to recover compensation to deal with the medical injury. At Arfaa Law Group, our hard-working Baltimore diagnosis error attorneys will evaluate your case and determine the viability of your claim. You can rest assured that we understand how to navigate these complicated lawsuits. No matter what type of medical injury you are dealing with, reach out as soon as possible at 410-889-1850 or contact us online today.
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