Medical Malpractice Lawyer for Failure to Diagnose DiabetesAuthor: Portner & Shure
For more than 20 years, the attorneys of Portner & Shure have been pursuing the best interest of our clients in medical malpractice cases in Columbia, Maryland. These medical malpractice claims involve:
- birth injuries, including cerebral palsy
- brain damage
- medication overdose
- surgical negligence
- prescription errors
- anesthesia negligence
- wrongful death
Medical malpractice occurs when a healthcare provider causes injury or death to a patient by failing to act within the applicable standard of care. Many Columbia, Maryland patients expect to receive the highest level of care and assume that their doctor's will take good care of them. Doctors are also expected to be able to make a diagnosis or recommend appropriate treatment to a patient. However, doctors misdiagnose illnesses and diseases far too often. One common misdiagnosis is diabetes, where doctors fail to diagnose a patient with the condition and the patient is subjected to permanent injuries. In order to prove malpractice, there had to have been a breach of the standard of care and/or a failure to obtain informed consent. The attorneys at Portner & Shure possess excellent legal knowledge, in addition to being familiar with the health care profession and standards of treatment.
Diabetes is a serious condition affecting over 25 million people, with more than 8 out of every 100 people developing the disease. Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which there are high blood sugar levels. If a doctor fails to diagnose it and it is left untreated, serious complications can occur including heart disease, stroke, kidney failure, amputations of toes, and even death.
In every case we handle, our attorneys and staff work with numerous physicians and other experts to strengthen our claims. There are many factors that impact the value of a medical malpractice claim. It is important that your attorney understands how to properly evaluate damages in order to determine the full value of a claim and build a strong case for the jury. Common damages for medical malpractice cases include:
- medical expenses
- lost wages
- pain and suffering
- loss of consortium
- wrongful death
Misdiagnoses can cause serious harm to a patient, and if an injury or death was caused through medical malpractice in Columbia, Maryland, an experienced attorney from Portner & Shure can help you get the compensation you are entitled.
If you or a family member is the victim of an injury caused by medical malpractice in Maryland, an experienced attorney from Portner & Shure can help you get the compensation you are entitled. If you would like a free legal consultation or if you would like more information on medical malpractice please feel free to contact our office at (855) 954-4141 or visit us on our website.