Delayed Diagnosis Appendicitis
When a physician fails to interpret symptoms of an ailment in a timely fashion, the effects can be devastating for a patient. Time is of the essence in medical care and delays in action can change a situation from routine to tragic in a matter of minutes. If you have suffered injuries as the result of a misdiagnosis by a medical professional in Chicago or the Suburbs you may be entitled to thousands of dollars for your injuries, lost wages, medical bills and long term care. At the Law Office of Dan Newlin Chicago, we have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims and we will fight for you!!!
Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you! We are a local law firm, serving all of Northern Illinois with our law offices located in downtown Chicago. As the son of a Chicago Steel worker and as a former police detective, Attorney Dan Newlin understands firsthand the importance of helping the good people of Northern Illinois and Chicago recover for injuries resulting from a medical professional’s negligence. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.
Acute appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is a common and extremely serious condition that requires immediate medical attention. The appendix is a small pouch-like structure located near the area where the small and large intestine meet. If food or another substance becomes lodged in the appendix, it can become irritated. This irritation can turn into inflammation and can progress to an infection as bacteria can quickly grow under these conditions.
Symptoms of acute appendicitis include pain and tenderness in the lower right abdomen where the appendix is located. Fever, loss of appetite, constipation, and vomiting may also be experienced. Once appendicitis, or inflammation of the appendix, is diagnosed prompt treatment is paramount to avoid serious health risks. Surgery is required to remove the appendix. If the appendix ruptures before it can be removed, the bacteria present in the appendix can affect the surrounding tissue. Life-threatening complications such as peritonitis, sepsis, and shock can develop from a ruptured appendix.
If diagnosed and treated early, the recovery time for a patient suffering from acute appendicitis can be quick and may only result in a few days of hospitalization. However, delay in diagnosis of acute appendicitis can not only make the recovery time longer, it can also expose the patient to severe illness. The effects of a delay in diagnosis can last a lifetime as important biological functions may be impaired permanently. Internal scarring from the infections can lead to bowel obstructions. Death can even result if the diagnosis is not made in a timely fashion, the appendix could burst and the patient could die before surgery could be performed.
The Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Dan Newlin & Partners have years’ worth of experience examining, preparing and presenting complicated medical evidence. They work closely with medical experts, such as doctors, nurses, nurse practitioners, pharmacists and therapists throughout the legal process. If necessary, we also retain expert accountants and financial analysts because many medical malpractice cases have their own set of associated losses including lost wages, the cost of care and many other monetary costs. We do this in order to accurately assess what these costs will be for the remainder of a victim’s life, we use financial professionals to derive fair resolutions for our injury victims. It is through this coordinated effort that the Chicago medical malpractice attorneys at The Law Offices of Dan Newlin & Patners have consistently obtained record breaking awards and settlements and obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for their injured clients.
My staff and I always consider it an honor to be contacted by the people of Chicago or the Suburbs who have suffered injuries at the hands of a negligent medical professional, and we will always be ready to listen to all of your concerns over the damages and losses you have suffered as a result of their medical malpractice. On many occasions we find that medical malpractice victims many times left with more severe physical and emotional injuries then victims of other types of negligence.
Attorney Dan Newlin and his team of experienced medical malpractice lawyers will fight for you. No matter where you live in Illinois, Chicago or the Suburbs we are here for you 24 hours a day 7 days week, Attorney Dan Newlin or one of his experienced medical malpractice attorneys will be honored to meet you in person to advise you of all of your legal rights and will be honored to personally help you during this difficult time. Attorney Dan Newlin and his experienced team of Chicago attorneys have proudly recovered over 150 Million Dollars for injury and accident victims. If you have questions about your medical malpractice case call Attorney Dan Newlin now for a free consultation at 312-888-8000.