Our Michigan medical malpractice misdiagnosis lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. handle medical error lawsuits against hospitals and doctors in cases involving the failure to timely diagnose Lyme Disease. These errors often result in significant permanent injuries to the patient. If the delay in diagnosis is too lengthy, the patient can suffer a permanent injury or even death. The results can be devastating to the patient and the family.
Lyme disease is a commonly misdiagnosed bacterial illness generally passed through the bite of ticks and other biting insects. The CDC reports that in 2010 there were 22,572 confirmed reported cases of Lyme disease and the highest incidence is in children aged 2 to 15, and adults aged 30 to 55. In Michigan, the most common locations for Lyme Disease are on the western side of the state, all the way from Berrien County in the south up to Leelanau County in the north. There are also a number of cases of the disease in the Upper Peninsula.
Failure to Diagnose Lyme Disease
Physicians are trained to suspect Lyme Disease when the patient presents to them with the signs and symptoms of the condition. Patients frequently present with a rash with a specific pattern, especially after a noted tick or spider bite. Other symptoms include headache, stiff neck, body ache, and even a fever. Some patients report vision problems, dizziness, chest pain, paralysis, and memory problems.
If Lyme Disease is diagnosed in a timely manner, significant damage and injury can be avoided with proper treatment. This treatment includes the use of antibiotics (often intravenous) and penicillin depending on the age of the patient . The goal is to fight the disease before there is serious damage to the nervous system.
When a doctor or hospital fails to diagnose a patient with signs and symptoms of Lyme Disease, it can give rise to the filing of a medical malpractice lawsuit. Our experienced medical malpractice legal team reviews the entire patient medical records and discusses the signs and symptoms with a board-certified physician to determine whether the condition was properly diagnosed and whether appropriate treatment was started in a timely manner.
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Statute of Limitations For Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawsuits
The statute of limitations for medical malpractice cases varies from state to state. In Michigan, you must file a lawsuit within two years of the date of the malpractice. If you miss a deadline, your claim will be lost forever. To avoid these severe consequences, you should contact the Michigan malpractice lawyers at Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. immediately.
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Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer
Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice in cases involving Lyme Disease. Patients and their families injured by a medical mistake should contact the Michigan medical malpractice firm of Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. Call us now at (800) 606-1717 to speak with one of our experienced attorneys about your case.