Our Michigan medical malpractice lawyers represent patients in cases involving the failure to diagnose a foreign body in a wound. When a patient visits a hospital or doctor with a skin wound for evaluation and treatment, it is necessary the medical personnel perform a careful assessment for a foreign body I the wound. These foreign bodies are frequently missed on exam and this can lead to serious medical conditions, such as infections or nerve damage.
Even when a foreign body in a wound is identified, there are potential complications involved in the removal of that foreign body. These complications include the failure to remove the entire foreign body, the unsuccessful removal of the object, or the causing of significant tissue damage during the attempt to remove the foreign body. However, it is essential that the foreign body be properly identified so that proper medical care can be provided in a timely manner.
The failure to timely diagnose a foreign object in a wound can give rise to a medical malpractice lawsuit. To prove this type of case, it is necessary to establish that the foreign object was present in the wound at the time the patient presented to the doctor or hospital and that there was a reasonable basis to suspect the presence of the foreign body. It is also necessary to establish that a serious injury occurred due to the failure to identify the object and provide proper care.
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To determine whether you or someone you know has the legal basis to file a failure to diagnose foreign body in wound medical malpractice case, you should contact our office immediately to discuss your case. There are strict time deadlines for filing cases and if you miss that deadline your case will be barred forever. Fill out our contact form or call our medical malpractice lawyers at (800) 606-1717 to get started on your case.