Miami Missed Diagnosis of Infection Attorneys
Helping Victims of Missed Diagnoses Throughout Florida
When an infection is not diagnosed promptly and treated properly, patients often suffer from pain, fever and other unexplained symptoms. Even more disturbing, if their doctors totally miss diagnosing their infection, they can end up with very serious, life-threatening conditions, such as kidney failure, toxic shock syndrome, necrotizing fasciitis and sepsis.
If you or a family member has suffered because a health care provider did not diagnose an infection, you could be able to hold the negligent doctor or other health professional liable for medical negligence and obtain the substantial compensation you deserve 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 assess your case and advise you on your best course of action. The medical malpractice attorneys of Boyers Law believe that negligent doctors, nurses and other health care providers should be held accountable for the harm they inflict on patients and their families. We have litigated a wide variety of missed diagnosis cases and have achieved millions of dollars of compensation for our seriously injured clients and their families.
When Infections Are Not Diagnosed
Prompt diagnosis of a serious infection is crucial for getting the treatment patients need to recover. When a patient shows signs of infection, such as fever, increased respiration, or increased heart rate, appropriate diagnostic testing should be ordered immediately. Blood tests can help a physician determine if there are an abnormal number of white blood cells, indicating that an infection is present, and blood cultures can help determine which antibiotic to use to fight the infection.
If doctors or other health care professionals do not notice the signs of infection or fail to order the necessary diagnostic tests, the infection can spread throughout the body. By the time it is diagnosed, it may be too late to treat effectively and could trigger a life-threatening systemic infection – sepsis – that could very rapidly lead to septic shock, tissue damage, organ failure, and death.
Florida Medical Malpractice Lawsuits for Missed Diagnosis of Infections
If a doctor or other health care professional missed diagnosing a serious infection and you or a family member has suffered because of their negligence, 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 health care 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, technician or health care facility may be held liable for inflicting harm on their patients.
Our Commitment to Florida Medical Malpractice Victims
If you or a family member has suffered because a health care provider missed diagnosing an infection, a skilled trial attorney with extensive and successful experience in litigating, trying and achieving substantial settlements in medical malpractice cases can help. At Boyers Law Group, we are committed to putting our experience, knowledge, skill and resources to work for you to hold the negligent health care provider accountable for missing the diagnosis in order 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.