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Eugene, Oregon Medical Malpractice Causes Info

At Veralrud and Fowler we have years of experience specializing in the area of medical malpractice. Our law firm can provide you with a Eugene medical attorney to handle your unique case. In the field of medicine medical malpractice is a reality, whether it is failure to diagnose, misdiagnosis, or injuries related to treatment doctors make mistakes. We are dedicated to ensuring that you receive the compensation you are due in your medical malpractice lawsuit. After years in practice, each medical attorney in our firm has far more experience than that of our closest competitors.

Failure to Correctly Diagnose an Illness

One of the leading areas of medical malpractice is the failure of the doctor to provide a diagnosis. Failure to diagnose an illness can lead to greater sickness, injury or even death. For example, appendicitis will present itself initially with pain in the lower right side of the abdomen and in some cases the lower back. Other symptoms that accompany appendicitis are fever, diarrhea, and nausea. While these symptoms indicate appendicitis they can be mistaken for other illnesses. Taking too long to diagnose or failing to do so can have serious raminfications. This is why it is so crucial for doctors to pay close attention to the symptoms and request testing early on to discover the cause of said symptoms. If appendicitis is not treated immediately it can lead to a burst appendix, sepsis and if left untreated long enough, appendicitis can result in death. Doctors must diagnose conditions in a timely manner; failure to diagnose in certain cases can be classified as medical malpractice.

Misdiagnosis of Illness and Incorrect Treatment

Another common form of medical malpractice is misdiagnosis. In many cases, such as appendicitis, the symptoms of one illness can be mistaken for another. If the diagnosis your doctor provided was incorrect you may be eligible for compensation in a medical malpractice suit. The doctor treating you or your loved one is responsible for diagnosing you correctly. Misdiagnosis can lead to the patient receiving the wrong treatment and letting the actual illness progress and worsen. If you have appendicitis but the doctor is treating you for an aggressive form of the flu it is likely that your appendix will burst if not treated correctly. In extreme cases, if misdiagnosed the treatment the doctor may give you for the supposed issue can exacerbate the actual illness and cause further complication.

Hiring a Skilled Eugene Medical Malpractice Attorney

At Veralrud and Fowler we will consult with medical experts about the details of your unique case. Our goal is to determine with the help of these experts whether the doctor who treated you or your loved one is guilty of medical malpractice or negligence. The experts we seek counsel from will help determine if the symptoms experienced were clearly indicative of the illness. If the symptoms obviously indicate the illness and your doctor failed to order proper testing to determine the diagnosis you are entitled to compensation.

Medical malpractice whether failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis are serious infractions. At Veralrud and Fowler we are dedicated to providing you with competent legal representation. The Eugene medical attorney you hire from our firm will work relentlessly to see that you receive the compensation you are due. Call Veralrud and Fowler today and gain the legal counsel you deserve.

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Eugene, OR 97401

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