My son was misdx for months . He had appendicitis.. the dr just gave him antibiotics for months saying it was a mystery . He presented fever, chest pains, stomach pains, and even seizers. After he ruptured at home I took to other hospital.. they dx him in minutes.
There are many other details . This incident has altered our lives..
I posted here before but I accidental deleted the lawyers name who said she could help me.. thank you in adavanxe for your time and consideration.
If your son has suffered permanent and substantial injury as a result of the delay in proper diagnosis and treatment, then consult local counsel for further clarity.
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If damages warrant local malpractice counsel will arrange for a review of the medical records and imaging studies by an expert who can then opine if there were departures from accepted standards of care which in turn caused injuries sufficient enough to warrant a malpractice action.
If it can be established that the appropriate medical standard of care was not taken and that the defendant/doctor fell short of meeting that standard, then you would have a case. Hopefully the attorney from before will see this but also know that a search here on AVVO will yield attorneys in your area that are able to help you as well. Should be done sooner rather than later - time is always the enemy here. Best of luck to you and your son.
While obviously I am not the person that posted that I could help with your son's case(as you indicate it was a woman) we are not suppose to directly solicit clients through this service, If you don't know who it was that said they could help you, you can look on the Find a lawyer in AVVO in your area that can help. It certainly sounds like you should consult with an attorney as a failure to diagnose an appendicitis that results in a rupture may be a case that is worth pursuing. You should consult with an attorney to determine if the potential recovery for your son justifies the time and expense involve. As you indicate it has altered your lives, I assume the damages are permanent and I would encourage you to obtain a free no obligation consultation from an experience medical malpractice lawyer in your area. Good luck and I certainly hope your son has is okay today.
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