Baltimore Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Our Lawyers Hold Doctors Responsible for Their Failure to Diagnose Diseases
Seeking compensation for delayed diagnoses resulting in injuries
LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. was established in 1987 by local Baltimore attorneys focused on providing our community with quality legal representation. Our lawyers hold hospitals, doctors and other healthcare providers to the same high standards of professionalism as we demand of ourselves. We thoroughly investigate your misdiagnosis claim and give you our candid, complete assessment of your options and potential outcomes. Then we do everything we can to recover the maximum possible compensation for your injuries.
Delays in emergency care
Emergency room staff and doctors have a duty to make quick decisions and render prompt, effective care. A delay of only a few minutes can mean the difference between life and death and change the long-term prognosis for a patient who survives a catastrophic medical event, such as:
- Aneurysm and hemorrhagic stroke — Immediate care is required to prevent or stop brain bleeding.
- Asthma attack — Severe asthma attacks can interrupt the delivery of oxygen to the brain, the effects of which must be countered immediately.
- Cardiac arrest — Certain immediate treatments can spare heart tissue from damage caused by a heart attack.
- Cerebral hypoxia — Brain cells begin to die within five minutes of oxygen supply disruption, so immediate measures must be taken to prevent brain damage.
- Infection and sepsis — An infection can trigger sepsis, which can quickly progress to fatal septic shock if left untreated.
- Ischemic stroke — Therapy guidelines call for clot-busting drugs to be started within 4.5 hours or sooner to restore blood flow to the brain.
If you or your loved one sustained serious injuries because you were kept waiting in the emergency room, you may have a medical malpractice cause of action against the emergency room staff and the hospital.
Misdiagnosis of chronic diseases
The prognoses of many medical conditions are much better with early-stage detection. For example, one skin cancer lesion can easily be removed, often in a simple outpatient procedure. However, once the cancer has spread to internal organs, patients may have to undergo extensive surgeries, radiation, chemotherapy and other types of difficult treatments with substantial adverse side effects. The progression of the cancer from the early localized stages to the later distant stages also affects the patient’s chances of recovery.
If your misdiagnosis of a disease denied you the opportunity for crucial medical treatment, your doctor may be held accountable.
Learn What the Maryland Medical Lawyers at LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton Can Do if Your Doctor Misdiagnosed Your Medical Condition
For more information about misdiagnoses, call LeViness, Tolzman & Hamilton, P.A. at 800-547-4LAW (4529) or contact our firm online to schedule your free initial consultation. Your satisfaction is our primary concern.