Pennsylvania Appendicitis Misdiagnosis Attorney
Today it is quite rare for a patient to complain of abdominal pain in a clinical or emergency setting, receive treatment for a gastric ailment, get released, and then suffer disabling injuries or death from a ruptured appendix and the resulting infections. Nevertheless, medical negligence continues to occur both in the diagnosis of appendicitis and the treatment of the condition through conventional or laparoscopic appendectomy.
Pittsburgh Medical Malpractice Lawyer
If you need advice about personal injury or wrongful death claims related to misdiagnosed or ineffectively treated appendicitis, contact a knowledgeable medical malpractice lawyer at the Pittsburgh law firm of Richards & Richards.
Veronica Richards worked as a nurse practitioner and hospital administrator before beginning her law career. Now with 20 years of trial experience, she has been recognized as a Pennsylvania Super Lawyer in medical malpractice since 2004. Our firm's clients benefit from her ability to make an accurate assessment of the strength of a case on liability and damages issues.
Pennsylvania Surgical Error Attorney
The following are examples of situations where negligence on the part of a physician, surgeon or hospital employee might have played a significant role in catastrophic complications of appendicitis:
- Laparoscopic surgery mistakes involving unintended cuts or damages to vital organs, tissues or ducts
- Failure to monitor the patient's risk of aspiration and resulting brain damage during and following an emergency appendectomy
- Misdiagnosis due to confusing the symptoms of pneumonia and appendicitis, especially in children
- Negligent care during the postoperative recovery period
The defendant in a medical malpractice lawsuit related to appendicitis could be a surgeon, a family doctor, a pediatrician, an emergency physician, an anesthesiologist or the hospital itself. In some cases, several of these might be held to account for separate incidents of negligence related to the misdiagnosis.
Call (866) 740-3999 to discuss your case with an experienced trial attorney
Our careful analysis of causation, liability and damages issues, together with our practical ability to prove your case in court, can help increase the likelihood of achieving a favorable settlement or jury verdict. To learn more about our ability to help you, contact our office in Pittsburgh for a free consultation.Print Page