Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms

Failure to Diagnose Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms Malpractice Lawyers Abdominal aortic aneurysms involve enlargement of the large blood vessel that supplies blood to the abdomen, legs, and pelvis. Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that 4% of people over the age of 65 experience an abdominal aortic aneurysm, with the number of people afflicted having tripled over the past 30 years. Unfortunately, a large number of abdominal aortic aneurysms are misdiagnosed by physicians, which results in delayed surgeries and additional complications in patients. The best way to respond to this condition is to receive prompt diagnosis as well … Read more…

Pediatrician Malpractice

Pediatrician Malpractice

Massachusetts Pediatrician Malpractice Lawyers Pediatricians specialize in the medical treatment of infants and children. These medical professionals are required to review a patient’s physical condition and are responsible for various procedures including immunization, ordering diagnostic testing, and prescribing medications. Pediatricians are often the first point of contact in the healthcare of children, which is why medical malpractice committed by these professionals can be particularly harmful. Common Ways in Which Pediatricians Help Patients Medical care during a child’s development is critical to making sure that a child grows up as healthy as possible. Some of the most common ways pediatricians help … Read more…

Bowel Perforation During Surgery

Bowel Perforation During Surgery

Massachusetts Malpractice Lawyers, Boston Bowel injuries can result in a variety of complications including disability, lengthy hospital stays, and even death. It is important to note that each case of bowel perforation is different and involves a variety of factors, which means that not every situation involves medical malpractice. A seasoned medical malpractice attorney can perform an evaluation of your initial surgery as well as the nature of your injury and your post operative condition. A skilled medical malpractice attorney will also remain committed to fighting for the compensation you deserve. This is why you should not hesitate to obtain … Read more…

Cardiology Malpractice

Cardiology Malpractice

Southeast Massachusetts  Malpractice Lawyers, Boston, Quincy, New Bedford, Taunton Heart disease is the leading cause of death for both men and women in the United States. Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control reveal that 600,000 people in the United States die each year from heart disease. Aside from heart disease, there are a number of other cardiac related deaths that can be avoided every year. Unfortunately, thousands of people suffer and die every year from avoidable heart conditions due to the negligence of paramedics, emergency room physicians and cardiologists. Cardiologists are physicians who specialize in the treatment of … Read more…

Orthopedic Malpractice

Orthopedic Malpractice

Massachusetts Orthopedic Malpractice Lawyers, Boston The demand for orthopedic surgeons has increased significantly over the last few years, and this demand is expected to increase further. While orthopedic procedures often can improve the quality of a patient’s life, when negligence occurs, the results can be serious and leave patients facing a lifetime of complications. If you or a loved one was impacted by orthopedic malpractice, speak with a seasoned attorney who can make sure that you obtain the compensation that you deserve. Requirements for Orthopedic Surgeons Orthopedists specialize in diagnosing and treating injuries and disorders that affect a person’s musculoskeletal … Read more…

Pulmonologist Malpractice

Pulmonologist Malpractice

Massachusetts Pulmonologist Malpractice Attorneys An increasing amount of people in the United States are entering advanced age, which results in an increased number of people requiring medical care. Respiratory conditions are some of most common ailments that inflict the elderly population. The need for pulmonologist continues to increase as the baby boomer generation continues to age which is why pulmonologist are paid so well. Pulmonologists treat chronic long term conditions and provide treatment acute conditions. Chronic conditions in Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, Asthma, Emphysema and lung cancers. Anyone pursing a career as a pulmonologist needs to complete a 3 to … Read more…

Gastroenterologist Malpractice

Gastroenterologist Malpractice

Massachusetts Gastroenterologist Malpractice Lawyers, Boston Gastroenterologists, also known as GI doctors, are medical professionals who diagnose and provide treatment for a variety of conditions that affect the digestive tract. A person’s digestive system has a significant influence on a person’s health, which means that improper or inadequate treatment of this body system can result in serious injuries. The digestive tract includes the stomach, small/large intestines and liver. Gastroenterology is a specialty and once doctors complete medical school they have to go on to complete a residency program in internal medicine. After completing their 2 year residency, gastroenterologist has to go … Read more…

Anesthesia Errors

Anesthesia Errors

Southeast Massachusetts Anesthesia Errors Lawyers, Boston, Quincy, New Bedford, Taunton The primary goal of anesthesia is to numb or sedate a patient for medical or dental procedures while making sure that a sufficient amount of oxygen is still provided to a person’s brain, body, heart, and other important organs. Because people who undergo surgery are in a compromised position, they trust that medical professionals will take the utmost care to make sure that the procedure goes smoothly and that no injuries arise. While anesthesia is often performed properly, when incorrectly used, the complications can be very serious. If you have … Read more…

Colonoscopy Malpractice

Colonoscopy Malpractice

Southeast Massachusetts  Malpractice Lawyers, Boston Colonoscopies are by far the best detection tool for a variety of conditions including colon cancer. As a result, adults age 50 and over are recommended to receive colonoscopies. This is because colon cancer is the second most diagnosed type of cancer and elderly adults are at particular risk of being diagnosed. Some people, however, are harmed due to colonoscopies. If you believe that you have been harmed due to a colonoscopy, it is a wise idea to obtain the assistance of a seasoned attorney who can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve. … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose Embolism

Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism

Massachusetts Medical Malpractice Lawyers For Failure to Diagnose Pulmonary Embolism A pulmonary embolism occurs when a blood clot travels from one part of a person’s body and blocks an artery located in the lungs. Some of the most common signs that a person has a pulmonary embolism include chest pain, dizziness, labored breathing, leg pain, and a persistent cough. Not all patients with pulmonary embolisms, however, experience the same conditions. At the Law Office of Gerald Noonan, our legal counsel has significant experience helping people who have been impacted by medical malpractice. Causes of Pulmonary Embolism Misdiagnosis There are several … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose Heart Arrhythmia

Failure to Diagnose Heart Arrhythmia

Statistics reveal that millions of individuals suffer from some type of irregular heartbeat. While a large number of these conditions are benign, some are very serious and require prompt attention from a medical professional. If a medical provider fails to diagnose a heart arrhythmia, a person can end up facing some very serious consequences. The Symptoms of Heart Arrhythmia The symptoms of heart arrhythmia can differ between individuals. While some people simply experience a rapid heart-rate, others notice much more serious symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms of heart arrhythmia include the following: Acute congestive heart failure Acute pulmonary … Read more…

OBGYN Malpractice

OBGYN Malpractice

Massachusetts OBGYN Malpractice Lawyers Obstetricians and gynecologists are tasked with helping women maintain their reproductive health. These medical professionals also help ensure the health and safety of unborn children. While OBGYNs are often able to provide outstanding care, there are situations in which an OBGYN falls below the acceptable standard of care and commits medical malpractice. What Constitutes OBGYN Medical Malpractice? Medical malpractice involves any direct action that harms a patient. While some malpractice can arise from lack of action like delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose, errors can also arise from miscommunication between physicians and technicians. Some of the … Read more…

Diagnose Aortic Dissection

Failure to Diagnose Aortic Dissection

Misdiagnosis of aortic dissections, are often fatal and can result in serious complications and even death. Aortic dissections involve a tear in a person’s artery and frequently results from trauma or tears in the inner layer of the aortic wall. Unfortunately, aortic dissections are often fatal. If diagnosed early, however, the condition is survivable with few lasting injuries. Misdiagnosis of aortic dissections, however, are often fatal and can result in serious complications and even death. As a result, people who are impacted by misdiagnosis of an aortic dissection should not hesitate to speak with an experienced medical malpractice attorney who … Read more…

Oncologist Malpractice

Oncologist Malpractice

Oncology is a very complicated field of medicine. As a result, medical mistakes are very common. Oncologists specialize in diagnosing and treating various types of cancer. As a large portion of people in the United States enter their elderly years, the number of people afflicted with cancer is increasing. The United States has also been experiencing an increase in young adult cancers. Fortunately, if caught early enough and properly treated, the survival rate for most cancers increases significantly. The National Cancer Institute reports that there is over 100 types of cancer that can attack humans. The type of cancer is … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose a Stroke

Failure to Diagnose a Stroke

Statistics suggest that every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. People who have strokes as well as their loved ones often discover that the event results in multiple health problems that last the rest of the person’s life. While strokes are one of the most common causes of death among adults in the United States, strokes can also occur at any age, even among children. Even though recent advancements in the medical field have increased the ability to care for people who have had a stroke, it is still important that strokes are identified and treated … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose Spinal Epidural Abscess

Failure to Diagnose Spinal Epidural Abscess

Spinal Epidural Abscess Malpractice in Massachusetts Spinal Epidural Abscess (“SEA”) is a disorder triggered by an infection inside of a person’s spine. While the infection can be caused by either bacteria or fungal organism, it often occurs after a surgical procedure. It is critical that SEA is promptly diagnosed because any delays could result in the infection spreading throughout a person’s body. If you or a loved one have suffered due to a misdiagnosis involving a spinal epidural abscess, you likely have found yourself facing life-altering changes, mounting medical bills and lost wages, which is why it is important to … Read more…

Neurosurgeon Malpractice

Neurosurgeon Malpractice

What You Can Do If You Are A Victim of Neurosurgeon Malpractice. Neurosurgeons have the important role of diagnosing and treating a variety of injuries involving the brain, spinal cord and nervous system. Because diagnosis and proper treatment are critical for most neurological disorders, it is important that a neurosurgeon provides the best treatment possible. At the Law Office of Gerald Noonan, our legal counsel understands how serious complications arising from neurosurgeon malpractice can be and know what it takes to make sure that your case resolves in the best possible manner. Common Conditions Treated by Neurosurgeons Neurosurgeons are capable … Read more…

Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice

Gallbladder Surgery Malpractice

While most gallbladder surgeries proceed without problems, some result in very serious complications. The gallbladder is a sac in the human body that contains and releases bile. The human body depends on bile to break down fats that are contained in the body. In the process of breaking down fats, gallstones are sometimes formed. Gallstones are solidified material that block the flow of bile. A gallbladder commonly requires surgical removal through a procedure called an open cholecystectomy. After being placed under anesthesia, a surgeon makes an incision under a person’s ribs and moves the liver so that the gallbladder can … Read more…

Failure to Perform a Biopsy

Failure to Perform a Biopsy

Information About Biopsies Performing a biopsy is one of the most reliable ways for medical professionals to diagnose conditions that require deeper tissue examination like cancer. Medical professionals should perform a biopsy if they believe a patient might have a condition that affects deeper tissue. Failure to perform a biopsy in these situations is often indicative of medical malpractice. If there is any reason to believe that you required a biopsy and one was not conducted, contact an experienced attorney. Different Types of Biopsies Many people believe that biopsies are only performed when a person has cancer or is suspected … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome

Failure to Diagnose Cauda Equina Syndrome

Information about Cauda Equina Syndrome Cauda Equina Syndrome (CES) involves damage or compression of the cauda equina, which is a bundle of nerves located at the lower end of a person’s spinal cord. Injury to these nerves can result in impaired function throughout a person’s lower body. In some cases, CES can even result in paralysis. Fortunately, if a medical professional is able to correctly diagnose CES, a person’s condition can often be treated effectively. Prompt diagnosis and treatment medical is essential to someone with CES. If you or a loved one have been harmed due to failure to diagnose … Read more…

dentist malpractice

Dentist Malpractice

Every dentist owes their patients a duty of care. A dentist commits dental malpractice when he or she violates that duty of care by failing to provide the highest standard of care. Informed Consent in Dental Treatment Informed consent refers to consent that is provided by patients who are undergoing treatment. Patients have the right to be fully informed of the risks that are associated with a procedure. This consent must be in writing and signed by the patient before any anesthesia or sedation occurs. Also, a dentist must determine if a patient fully comprehended the information that was conveyed … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose DVT

Failure to Diagnose DVT

What is deep vein thrombosis? It is appropriate for patients to trust their doctors to correctly diagnose their medical conditions and provide adequate treatment. Unfortunately, in some cases, medical professionals fail to properly diagnose a medical condition. One medical condition that is often misdiagnosed is deep vein thrombosis (DVT), which occurs when a blood clot forms in one of the deep veins located in a person’s body. While DVT often causes uncomfortable symptoms, in some cases, the condition can occur without any symptoms. If you had DVT that was misdiagnosed or improperly treated, it can prove particularly helpful to contact … Read more…

failure to diagnose cancer

Failure to Diagnose Cancer

There are several ways in which medical malpractice can occur when a cancer diagnosis is involved The failure to diagnose cancer is a common occurrence, unfortunately, because each type of cancer is unique and presents with its own symptoms. In many cases, the failure to diagnose cancer results in decreased life expectancy, painful medical procedures, dramatic alteration in lifestyle or the death of a patient. To successfully fight cancer, it is important for a patient to receive prompt detection and treatment. Physicians who fail to perform sufficient tests to determine the presence of cancer have likely engaged in medical malpractice, … Read more…

Failure to diagnose meningitis.

Failure to Diagnose Meningitis

Information About Meningitis Meningitis (which is often referred to as spinal meningitis) is a serious infection of a person’s spinal cord fluid as well as the fluids surrounding a person’s brain. Most often, the disease is spread in either bacterial or viral form. Statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control suggest that one out of every 10 cases of spinal meningitis caused by bacteria are fatal. Survivors of meningitis can have long term injuries including brain damage, kidney disease, loss of hearing, and loss of limbs. While the condition’s severity can vary greatly, it is essential that people with … Read more…

Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Failure to Diagnose Heart Attack

Did A Physician Fail to Diagnose A Heart Attack? The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that each year 720,000 people die from heart attacks, making heart attacks one of the main causes of death for both women and men in the United States. Some heart attacks occur without any warning signs, many heart attacks begin with mild discomfort. As a result, many people depend on physicians to accurately diagnose and treat heart attack. Common Signs of Heart Attacks Some of the most common warning signs of a heart attack include the following: Lightheadedness or nausea Pain or discomfort in … Read more…

emergency room errors

Emergency Room Errors

What is an Emergency Room Error? The emergency room is usually the first place a person goes when they experience a sudden or dramatic change in health. While emergency rooms were once designed for accidents and other events that constituted true emergencies, these centers have begun to offer care to many different types of people for many different conditions. This has led to a dramatic increase in emergency department visits of the last 10 to 15 years. Over that time emergency room visits have increased approximately 40 percent. The Accepted Standard of Care in Emergency Rooms While most emergency room … Read more…

birth injury attorney

Birth Injuries

Information About Birth Injuries. The birth of a child is one of the most special moments in many people’s lives. If your child was harmed due to medical malpractice or a medical professional failed to diagnosis a critical condition, you can suddenly find yourself facing some substantial obstacles including emotional suffering and large medical bills. Fortunately, the legal counsel at the Law Office of Gerald Noonan has over 35 years handling cases in an efficient and effective manner. It is important to remember that in many cases involving malpractice, statutes of limitations arise, which is why you should not hesitate … Read more…

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Intubation Error Malpractice Lawyer

Information on Intubation Errors Your body requires oxygen. This means that medical professionals are required to take certain steps during a surgery to make sure that you receive an ample amount of oxygen, which often requires tracheal intubation. The process of tracheal intubation is a life saving technique that involves the placement of a plastic tube into the windpipe so that a person’s airway can be kept open and drugs can potentially be delivered. Unfortunately, complications can occur during tracheal intubation that can endanger a person’s life and even result in a person’s death. For those impacted by malpractice that … Read more…

Urologist Malpractice

Urologist Malpractice

Many urologists are capable of performing their jobs without harming patients, but sometimes these physicians commit malpractice. Urologists are particularly helpful in treating a variety of medical conditions that originate in the urinary tract. These medical professionals are also capable of performing surgeries to help treat cancer, male infertility, and remove obstructions. There are over 10,000 urologist currently practicing medicine in the United States. Unfortunately, that is a very small number of specialists in light of the millions of people that require their services. That is one of the main reason urologist are paid so well. The average urologists in … Read more…

circumcision errors

Circumcision Error Malpractice

What are circumcision errors? Circumcision is a process that involves the removal of the foreskin from the tip of the penis for either medical or religious reasons. The process has become increasingly common, with statistics revealing that one in three men in the United States have undergone a circumcision. The medical advantage of circumcision involves reducing the risk of infection. Removing the foreskin from the tip of penis helps prevent the buildup of bacteria as well as fungal agents and yeasts that might be located in the urinary tract. While most circumcisions proceed safely, some can result in complications including … Read more…