The process of diagnostic screening in the medical field has greatly advanced over the last 20 years, and doctors currently have access to incredible machines that are able to create images of the body in a level of detail unimaginable just a few years ago. Unfortunately, however, mistakes are still made in the diagnosis of many medical conditions, including appendicitis. This could lead to unnecessary surgery and dangerous complications.
Appendicitis is a common affliction, yet doctors often misdiagnose this condition. This can force patients to undergo surgery that is not medically necessary, putting them at risk for complications such as infections. If you have suffered due to misdiagnosis, contact a knowledgeable St. Louis injury lawyer of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 to learn more about your rights to compensation from the party at fault.
Appendicitis is frequently misdiagnosed, owing to the fact that abdominal pain and other symptoms associated with appendicitis are common to a variety of health conditions. This can lead to doctors proceeding with an appendectomy that is not medically necessary. These surgeries have a cost. Consider the following facts:
Approximately 250,000 appendectomies are conducted each year
40,000 of these procedures are ultimately unnecessary
The procedure carries the risk of infection or problems with the pelvis
If your doctor chooses to perform an unnecessary appendectomy on you or someone you love, you may be left facing costly health complications such as infections that would have been avoided had the doctor made the correct diagnosis.
If you have undergone an appendectomy that turned out to be unnecessary, you may be entitled to compensation for you medical expenses and other damages. Contact an experienced St. Louis injury lawyer of the Finney Law Office today at 314-646-0300 for a free consultation to discuss the details of your case.