Men's Health Lawyer - Medical Malpractice Compensation
Prostate Testicles Tortion Vasectomy Circumcision Peyronies STD
It's not uncommon for men to suffer injuries or disabilities because of errors that have occurred at the hands of a medical professional. When this happens, our team of medical negligence lawyers can help seek monetary compensation for claims dealing with: misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis, improper diagnosis or negligent treatment of complications, improper guidance following test results, failure to refer patients to specialists, failure to follow up with test results, failure to order necessary tests, failure to treat properly, incorrectly reported test results or surgery that was performed negligently.
If you or someone you know has been the victim of medical malpractice, you should not delay in seeking legal advice. We provide services for both men and their families and can gain substantial outcomes. Since there are time limits on filing legal claims, you should contact us immediately. Please use the contact form or email for more information.
The various forms of surgery for prostate cancer that can be performed include: laparoscopic prostate surgery, prostatectomy (which may be either perineal, retropubic, or robotic), or electrical or laser transurethral resection of the prostate (TURP).
Complications that can arise from prostate surgery, and may or may not be due to negligence include: anesthesia complications, bleeding, infection, erectile dysfunction, ureter injuries, rectal injuries, impotence, renal injuries, retrograde ejaculation, incontinence, urinary retention, death, and urinary sphincter injuries.
A common complaint of medical malpractice is the claim of failure to diagnose prostate cancer. Any time there is a delay in diagnosis or a complete misdiagnosis, treatment is delayed which means the overall prognosis can diminish. The earlier prostate cancer is treated, the better the chances for a recovery.
Your doctor could have been negligent in one of following ways: by not ordering the prostate specific antigen test (PSA test), by not taking action following an abnormal examination, by not following up with the patient, by not notifying the patient of test results that are abnormal, by not ordering a rectal examination, by not suggesting treatment options, by not referring the patient to a specialist, and by not ordering further testing following abnormal PSA test results.
Our team of lawyers handle a variety of medical malpractice issues, including the negligent treatment of prostate cancer. Even though all types of surgery carry a certain amount of risk, there are cases when negligence led to complications. These cases include: surgery that was not properly or completely performed, surgery that was not recommended for the specific patient, there was a lack of informed consent prior to surgery being performed, and complications that arose during or following surgery were not addressed promptly.
Testicular cancer can be aggressive and progress quickly. Therefore, it is very important that it be diagnosed properly and promptly. That being said, misdiagnoses do occur and typically stem from a doctor failing to complete full examination, a doctor failing to order scans or imaging tests, or a doctor failing to refer the patient to a specialist. In some cases, patients may have been treated with antibiotics for a much less serious condition, when in fact it was cancer.
Unless proven different, pain in the testicles, especially in young men, is typically considered to be testicular torsion. To confirm or deny this, a doctor should complete a thorough examination, order imaging scan, and perform surgery when needed. Testicular torsion should be considered in a variety of cases that yield atypical examinations, regardless of age or medical history.
Since not all scrotal masses are cancerous, there are times when malignant masses are misdiagnosed as non cancerous. Because of this risk, all masses should be fully examined in order to assure there is no delay in treatment.
Even when it is determined that the scrotal masses are non cancerous, proper treatment should take place promptly. Non cancerous turmors, also known as spermatocele, varicocele, and hydrocele, can be painful, grow quickly in size, and lead to infertility. Because all surgeries come with some risk, the patient needs to fully understand all of the potential benefits and consequences. Complications associated with scrotal surgery include: chronic pain, loss of or atrophy of the testicles, infections, and epididymal obstructions.
Sexually Transmitted Diseases - STD
Any time a patient suspects he has an STD a medical professional has an obligation to assess the symptoms to find out what is going on and administer proper treatment. There are some cases where patients were dismissed as having a more mild condition such as dermatitis and continued to go about infecting others without knowledge. Some cases are quite serious in nature and involve misdiagnosed cases of HIV and AIDS, which can be truly devastating.
There are a variety of claims that can result from a vasectomy, with the most common having to do with injuries to the testicles, a loss of one or both testicles, chronic pain, or inflammation. In some cases, the vasectomy failed all together because the vas deferens healed leading to restored fertility and unplanned pregnancies. It is extremely important that men follow up and stay current with postoperative care and semen analyses.
Because this issue can be somewhat complicated, a medical malpractice lawyer is the best person to assess whether or not your case involves negligence.
Cases of medical malpractice involving circumcision are not very common. In most cases informed consent is obtained and patients are fully advised of all potential complications that may arise from the procedure. Common side effects include hematoma and bleeding. More serious complications can include sexual dysfunction, infection, chronic pain, ejaculatory latency, tethering, and injuries to the meatus, urethra, or glans penis.
There are several different treatments and medical procedures that are currently available to treat erectile dysfunction. None of these options is completely without risk. Medications can have cardiac interactions or serious side effects, which have been linked to fatalities. Patients need to be fully aware of all of the risks associated with medications before taking them. Penile prosthesis implants also come with risks as they can cause impotence due to failure or infection. Another serious issue with treatments for erectile dysfunction is that surgeons often lack experience with these procedures. This can lead to botched surgeries that cause complications such as deformity, chronic pain, infections, and impotence.
Peyronie’s disease causes a curvature of the penis that may require penile implants or reconstructive surgeries to repair. In other cases, the condition clears itself. Surgery can pose several risks including: pain, numbness, deformity, impotence, and shortening.
Medical Malpractice Lawyers
The types of claims listed above are those that are specific to men only. Of course, there are many other forms of medical malpractice that affect people of both sexes and of all ages. Our medical malpractice lawyers have handled claims relating to surgery complications, skin cancer, nerve injuries, spinal injuries, knee injuries, brain injuries, strokes, disc herniation, improper diagnosis or treatment of heart attacks, pain syndrome, mental illness, and compartment syndrome.
Doctors are responsible for providing a high level of care, and for making sure patients are properly tended to at all times. Sometimes, this does not happen and patients end up paying the ultimate price. Any time there has been a breach in this duty of care, there may be grounds for a lawsuit for both physical and emotional harm.
If you believe your treatment, or the treatment of a loved one was negligent, please contact a medical malpractice lawyer as soon as possible. A personal injury attorney who specializes in the field of clinical negligence can be a tremendous ally. These professionals know every aspect of this area of the law, and regularly fight for their clients rights. The result is vindication for the patient, as well as monetary compensation to help secure the future.
Our team of dedicated malpractice lawyers is skilled in medical negligence claims involving personal injury. Please contact us today to find out how we can help. There is never any further obligation required.