Massachusetts Infection Attorneys

Infections can occur quickly and as the result of various factors, such as a surgical complication or coming into contact with bacteria. Additionally, infections can quickly become a very serious health problem, if not life-threatening. As such, getting a quick and accurate diagnosis can make the difference between recovering from an infection and suffering severe health problems. Unfortunately, many medical professionals fail to properly diagnose an infection in a timely manner, causing innocent people to suffer unduly.

At Crowe & Mulvey, LLP, we are all too aware of how many people in Massachusetts have suffered due to not having an infection diagnosed appropriately or quickly. From the physical trauma this can cause to the emotional and financial burdens it can have, a delayed or wrong diagnosis of an infection often has serious repercussions. As such, those patients who suffer due to this kind of negligence are often able to pursue medical malpractice claims against the careless medical professional.

Threats from Misdiagnosing an Infection

When infections go untreated due to a wrong or delayed diagnosis, they can cause a variety of health problems, including:

  • Discharge from a wound
  • Contagion
  • Nausea / vomiting
  • Lethargy / fatigue
  • Diarrhea
  • Weight loss
  • Dehydration
  • Organ damage / failure
  • Fatality

Unfortunately, many patients and their families are forced to endure these repercussions of an infection due to irresponsible medical professionals.

Discuss the Dangers of a Misdiagnosed Infection with an Attorney in Massachusetts

If you or someone you know has suffered from an infection because a doctor or other medical practitioner failed to diagnose the condition or diagnosed it late, then you might actually be due financial compensation from the medical practitioner or their employing hospital. The attorneys of Crowe & Mulvey, LLP strive to help victims take steps toward gaining this much-needed compensation and might be able to help you. Call us at (617) 426-4488 today.