Physician Malpractice & Negligence
Physician Malpractice in the Operating Rooom never ends well. Laparoscopic surgeries can mean smaller incisions, quicker recovery time and better outcomes. However, some procedures are best performed with a traditional “open” surgical technique.
The wrong procedure, an unnecessary procedure, or poor technical competence by the surgeon or failing to recognize operative infection during the procedure can extend hospital stays and increase the risk of complications including the need for additional surgeries. Often the patient is unaware of the availability of choices and must accept the judgment and competence of the physician. If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of a laparoscopic surgical error by a physician, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today.
Doctors are performing more procedures than ever before. The choice of procedure as well as the competence of the individuals performing the procedures can have great impact on your potential outcome.
The wrong procedure, an unnecessary procedure, or poor technical competence during the procedure can extend hospital stays and increase the risk of complications including the need for additional surgeries. The Lewis Law Firm, PC, can help determine if there was a surgical error in your case. If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of a surgical error, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today.
Physician Malpractice can occur in the treatment of diseases and medical conditions. Not all diseases present with typical symptoms and even those that do can be misdiagnosed. Further, the choice of: medical management; testing and monitoring; or, a procedure, all come down to physician judgment.
Any error in a doctor’s judgment can result in the improper treatment of a patient and can lead to further complications, additional illness and potentially, death. The Lewis Law Firm can help determine if there was improper treatment in your case. If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of improper treatment, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today.
Late Diagnosis of Cancer
Physician Malpractice can occur in the recognition and diagnosis of cancer. There have been numerous advances in the treatment and diagnosis of cancer. Unfortunately the timing of the diagnosis still has a dramatic impact on the potential that treatment will be successful and that a patient may survive a diagnosis of cancer.
1 in 6 men will be diagnosed with prostate cancer in their lifetime while 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer in their lifetimes. Ovarian and endometrial cancers are newly diagnosed in nearly 70,000 women in the United States each year, and 1/3 of them will die from it. There is currently no routine screening test for ovarian or endometrial cancer in women.
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer death and the second most diagnosed cancer in men and in women in the United States. In 2008, 14% of all cancer diagnoses and 28% of all cancer deaths were due to lung cancer. Not all lung cancer is due to smoking.
As a general rule, the earlier a cancer diagnosis can be made, the better. While there are exceptions, the majority of cancers demonstrate a response to chemotherapy, radiation therapy and/or surgery. Any delay in the diagnosis of cancer can rob a patient of treatment options and increase the potential for metastasis (spread) of cancer while shortening the lifespan of the patient. The Lewis Law Firm can help determine if there was a late diagnosis of cancer in your case.
If you believe that you or a loved one was the victim of a late diagnosis of cancer, please contact the Lewis Law Firm today. For more information on Doctor Malpractice read the Lewis Law Firm blog.