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Misdiagnosis of Acute Appendicitis

The consequences of a wrong diagnosis can vary widely. In some cases, the patient may only experience temporary discomfort before his or her condition resolves on its own. But there are certain fast-moving disorders that must be treated very promptly in order for the patient to completely recover. One of these diseases that must be immediately diagnosed correctly is acute appendicitis.

If a patient has appendicitis, the appendix must be removed immediately or it may burst, which can result in the death of the patient. If you or someone you love has been the victim of acute appendicitis that was misdiagnosed by a negligent medical professional, contact a Cincinnati medical malpractice lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733 to discuss your legal options today.

Examples of Appendicitis Misdiagnoses

There are a number of ailments that mimic appendicitis and can lead doctors to make misdiagnoses. Some of these ailments include:

  • Gallstones
  • Kidney stones
  • Ovarian cysts

If a patient with acute appendicitis is mistakenly diagnosed with one of these conditions, he or she may not receive the emergency treatment he or she needs. Failure to treat appendicitis can result in rupture of the appendix, infection, and circulatory shock. In many cases, these complications can be fatal.

Doctors who injure their patients through negligent behavior should be held accountable for their actions. Victims of such negligence can sometimes win financial compensation for their losses by pursuing medical malpractice claims.

Contact Us

If you or someone you love has been seriously injured by a negligent doctor who failed to diagnose appendicitis, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC by calling 513-321-7733.





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