Miami Delayed Diagnosis of Infection Attorney
Helping Victims of Delayed Diagnosis of Infections Throughout Florida
A delay in diagnosing and treating an infection can have serious consequences. Too often, patients suffer with pain and unexplained symptoms and end up with limb or life-threatening conditions, such as osteomyelitis (bone infection), necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating infection) or sepsis from potentially lethal bacteria such as E. coli, staph aureus and pseudomonas aeruginosa, among others. because doctors and other health care professionals did not diagnose their infections early enough to treat them effectively.
If you or a family member has suffered because of a delayed infection diagnosis, you could be the victim of medical malpractice. As such, you may be entitled to obtain compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain, suffering, and other damages recoverable under Florida law. A Miami medical malpractice attorney from Boyers Law Group can help you hold the responsible party accountable for negligence and obtain the substantial compensation you deserve.
How Delays in Diagnosing Infections Occur
Diagnosing an infection requires good communication, documentation, testing, review of test results and swift action by medical providers. After examining a patient and communicating with her about symptoms, doctors typically have possible causes in mind and order appropriate lab work and radiological tests to help them narrow down and treat the cause of the patient’s problem.
If a doctor does not examine a patient thoroughly or pay close attention to her complaints and symptoms, he may not timely order appropriate tests. Similarly, if nursing staff do not properly document a patient’s abnormal signs and symptoms, then physicians will not order appropriate tests and will not have the information they need to make a proper diagnosis without dangerous delay. Additionally, if doctors do not follow up on tests, they may very well not know a patient has tested positive for infection and may cause the patient to suffer needlessly. Finally, if they fail to refer a patient to a specialist when one is needed to properly treat a serious infection, they can cause their patient to suffer permanent or life-threatening harm.
Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Delayed Diagnosis of Infections
If a doctor or other health care professional did not diagnose your or a family member’s infection in a timely manner, and you have suffered because of that delay, you may have grounds for a Florida medical malpractice lawsuit.
In Florida, medical malpractice is defined as the failure of a health care provider to act in accordance with the accepted professional standard of care owed to you or your loved one. In other words, when a doctor, nurse or other healthcare provider is negligent and fails to act as a reasonably prudent medical provider of the same specialty would act and causes a patient to suffer serious injury or wrongful death, the doctor, nurse or hospital may be held responsible for inflicting harm on his or her patients.
Our Commitment to Florida Medical Malpractice Victims
The medical malpractice attorneys of Boyers Law believe that negligent doctors, nurses and other healthcare providers should be held accountable for the harm they inflict on patients and their families. We have litigated a wide variety of delayed diagnosis cases and have achieved millions of dollars of compensation for our seriously injured clients and their families.
If you or a family member has suffered because of a delayed diagnosis of infection, you need a skilled trial attorney with successful experience in litigating and settling medical malpractice cases. At Boyers Law, we are committed to putting our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to work for you, fighting vigorously to hold the health care providers accountable for negligence and to obtain the substantial compensation you deserve.
We feel a deep sense of responsibility to each client because we know that if you come to us for help, you have suffered a terrible loss and deserve answers and all the compensation the law will allow. Please call us at 800.545.9100 or submit the “Tell Us What Happened” form on our website to get expert advice from an experienced Florida medical malpractice attorney