Our Detroit medical malpractice lawyers recently filed a medical malpractice lawsuit against a Wayne County Hospital and two urologist for their failure to properly diagnose and treat a seventeen (17) year old boy. The young man presented to the Emergency Room on three separate occasions with complaints of testicular pain. Each time, he was discharged home with an improper diagnosis. He had the condition of testicular torsion, which is an urgent medical condition and was misdiagnosed by the doctors.
Testicular torsion occurs most often in infancy and at the beginning of adolescence, however it can happen to adults. It caused by the twisting of the spermatic cord, which cuts off the blood supply to the testicles and surround structures with the scrotum. Some of the most common symptoms of testicular torsion include swelling on one side of the scrotum, nausea or vomiting, testicle lump, and blood in semen.
Unfortunately, by the time a physician made the appropriate diagnosis of testicular torsion, serious damage had occurred and it was too late to save his testicle. As a result of the failure to properly diagnose his condition, the young man has been left with one testicle, will need hormone replacement therapy, and may not be able to have children of his own. The lawsuit claims that if the patient had received proper and timely surgical treatment, he would not have had his testicle removed and would have avoided all of the other complications and problems that come along with such condition.
Our malpractice lawyers will be pursuing such case in an effort to recover both the pain and suffering that the patient went through as a result of the alleged negligence, as well as the economic losses he has sustained and the expected cost of his future care and treatment. The lawsuit was filed in the Wayne County Circuit Court in Detroit, Michigan. No trial date has been set by the court.
If you or your loved one presents symptoms of testicular torsion to the medical provider and suffer injuries due to the failure of the doctor or hospital to diagnose or misdiagnose the condition, you do have legal rights to pursue a lawsuit and should contact our top rated Detroit medical malpractice attorneys now at (800) 606-1717. Our malpractice legal team has significant knowledge and understanding of these types of cases having experience representing patients just like you who suffer from testicular torsion. For more information on suing the hospital and Michigan malpractice lawsuits, and to discuss your case with one of our Buckfire & Buckfire, P.C. lawyers call today. We offer a free, no obligation consultation and will represent you under our No Fee Promise, which means no legal fees or costs until we win or settle your case.