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Misdiagnosis of Necrotizing Fasciitis - Medical Malpractice Lawsuits

necrotizing fascilitis lawsuitsOur 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 necrotizing fasciitis. These errors often result in significant permanent injuries to the patient.  The results can be devastating to the patient and the family.

Necrotizing fasciitis is a progressive, rapidly spreading, inflammatory infection located in the deep fascia of the skin.  Doctors must be very vigilant in evaluating the patient’s symptoms or laboratory results or the diagnosis will be missed.    A delay in diagnosis and treatment can lead to significant harm, including amputation and death.

Although many doctors and hospitals may tell that necrotizing fasciitis was not properly diagnosed because it is a rare condition, the fact is that it is not so rare that it should not be considered as a possible diagnosis when a patient presents with the signs and symptoms.   These bacterial invasions can come from specific events, like trauma, abrasions, penetrating injuries, burns, and even childbirth.   Sometimes the cause of this disease is unknown, or idiopathic, but this does not excuse a misdiagnosis or medical negligence in the care of the patient.

The prompt and appropriate treatment of this condition is urgent for the best possibility of recovery.  This includes the administration of IV antibiotics and surgery is required to open and drain infected areas and remove dead tissue.  If an arm or leg infection cannot be controlled, amputation of the limb may be considered.  If untreated, the bacterial infection is likely to cause death.

Statute of LimitationsFor 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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We will represent you in your Michigan malpractice case under our No Fee Promise. This means that you will not be charged any legal fees whatsoever unless we obtain a settlement or recovery for you. You have absolutely no obligation for legal fees unless we win your case. If we do not obtain a settlement for you, you owe us nothing!

Contact a Michigan Medical Malpractice Lawyer

Our experienced Michigan medical malpractice lawyers handle cases for victims of malpractice in cases involving necrotizing fasciitis.  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.

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