Endometriosis should be promptly diagnosed and treated in order to prevent long-term harm. If you or a loved one suffered an injury or a worsening of condition due to a misdiagnosis of endometriosis, you may have the right to recover payment for your harm. Our trusted Rochester medical misdiagnosis attorneys will review the specifics surrounding your injury to see if you have a valid malpractice claim.
Endometriosis is a gynecological disease where the normal endometrial lining of the uterus travels up the fallopian tube and ends up outside the uterus, where it implants and starts to grow. The endometrial tissue can grow into the ovaries, bowel or other tissue that lines the female pelvis. Put another way, endometriosis is a disorder in which tissue that typically lines the inside of the uterus grows outside of the uterus. According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis affects more than 200,000 women every year.
Failing to Diagnose Endometriosis
The condition is extremely painful for women and often gets misdiagnosed in women as menstrual pain and cramping. While the symptoms are similar, they happen on a more intense scale. The cramps, bleeding and pelvic pain is far more severe than menstrual pain. While people may consider endometriosis a minor condition, the reality is it can have devastating and long-term consequences for a woman’s health if it is not diagnosed and treated in a timely manner.
Failure to diagnose endometriosis can be the result of a number of errors including but not limited to: failure to perform proper examinations; failure to assess the result of the examinations properly; and failure to perform necessary and proper surgical procedures to prevent permanent injury.
In New York, medical malpractice claims can be used to hold negligent medical professionals accountable for the harm that they cause. To prove medical malpractice, the plaintiff must establish some key things. First, the plaintiff must show that the doctor or medical professional in question owed the patient a duty of care. This is typically pretty easy and can be shown by highlighting the doctor-patient relationship. Second, the plaintiff must show that the doctor or medical professional violated the duty of care owed to the patient (i.e., failed to act in a reasonable or prudent manner). Third, the plaintiff must show that his or her injury was a direct consequence of the doctor or medical professional’s violation of duty. And lastly, the plaintiff must prove that he or she suffered quantifiable damages as a result. In other words, the plaintiff must be able to show that his or her harm is compensable.
Reputable Rochester Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or someone close to you has suffered from endometriosis-related malpractice, you may be able to recover compensation from the at-fault party. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned Rochester medical malpractice attorneys will examine the facts of your case and provide you with an honest assessment of your claim. If we accept your case, you can rest assured we will vigorously advocate for your rights throughout the legal process. Please call us today at 315-479-9000 or contact us online.
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