Delayed Diagnosis of Infection
Pennsylvania Delayed Diagnosis of Infection Lawyers
While highly treatable in many cases, a misdiagnosis of infection, such as a hospital acquired infection, can be catastrophic. The infection can cause additional illness and create a serious health risk for the patient that can lead to pneumonia, further infection and even death when not properly recognized and managed.
If a doctor failed to recognize a serious infection, including a hospital acquired infection, and you or a loved one suffered needlessly as a result, then our lawyers at the Pennsylvania offices of Dallas W. Hartman, P.C., want to talk to you. Working from locations in the Greater Northern Pittsburgh area, we put more than 25 years of proven results and experience behind medical malpractice and misdiagnosis cases.
Treating the Symptoms and Not the Problem
Complaint of pain can sometimes be too quickly treated with pain medication and not enough investigation into the cause of the pain. For example a child who has meningitis might not be evaluated closely enough to make the right diagnosis and instead simply be given Tylenol.
This kind of missed infection or delayed diagnosis can have serious long term consequences, and could even lead to:
- Staph infection
- The need for surgical or aggressive treatment
- Wrongful death
Infection, such as a hospital acquired infection, is also a serious problem for post-op patients in a hospital where sepsis can leave an already weakened patient facing more serious challenges. While many sepsis infections are not a case of medical malpractice or hospital negligence, when the warning signs are ignored or doctors fail to make a proper diagnosis, there needs to be a full investigation of the facts.
If your family’s doctor failed to recognize clear warning signs, failed to order needed tests based on standard diagnostic procedures or delayed treatment due to negligence, you should consider speaking with an experienced and effective malpractice attorney.
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Contact our office today to consult with our lawyers and explore whether you have a medical malpractice case for delayed diagnosis of infection. The initial consultation is free, and you only pay attorney’s fees once we collect a settlement or judgment in your favor.