Misdiagnosed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: Florida Medical Malpractice Attorneys Can Help
A misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm can be fatal. According to a 1988 article from the Annals of Vascular Surgery, researchers examined 134 patients with abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) over a 10-year period. “All patients who had extensive diagnostic evaluation lasting more than 5 hours died… the only diagnostic procedure that definitively established aortic aneurysm in all cases was the CT scan.” Misdiagnosis for another condition, nephroureterolithiasis, was relatively common. In the case of AAAs, delay and misdiagnosis can be fatal. And many patients are, indeed, misdiagnosed. If you recently lost a loved one due to a misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm, and if you suspect that medical malpractice – such as physician negligence, carelessness or omission – played a role in the death or injury, the Florida personal injury team at Dellecker, Wilson, King, McKenna, Ruffier & Sos, LLP may be able to help you. Since 1989, our experienced attorneys have helped clients throughout Florida recover damages for medical malpractice cases. Whereas many injury law firms try to increase their caseload to make money at the expense of personalizing their service; we take the opposite approach. We are selective about whom we represent, and we are serious and committed about delivering strategic help for victims and family members of victims. We excel in doing detailed investigative research upfront to maximize the chances of a favorable outcome and achieve the highest possible monetary award.
Misdiagnosed Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: More Common Than Most People Realize
According to a 1992 article in the Journal of Vascular Surgery, Misdiagnosis of Ruptured Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm: “ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm is a surgical emergency with a high mortality rate even when diagnosed and repaired immediately… the most common misdiagnoses were renal colic, diverticulitis, and gastrointestinal hemorrhage.” In this retrospective review of over 150 cases, 46 patients — 30% — were initially misdiagnosed by physicians. All that said, developing a potent medical malpractice case requires serious investigative work and legal resources. The team at DWKMR&S can customize a blueprint for your personal injury case. We have a reputation for exceptional legal research skills, great performance in the courtroom and imaginative investigations. Review our website to understand the case value of misdiagnosed abdominal aortic aneurysm cases and other personal injury cases. We provide “contingency” representation, so that clients only compensate us for services after we win a settlement or a trial verdict. Call 888-726-6735 for a free and confidential consultation.