Medical Malpractice: Suffering From Compartment Syndrome

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Delayed Diagnosis or Misdiagnosis Can Have Severe Consequences for a Patient

Medical malpractice lawsuits are more common than you realize. If you are misdiagnosed or given the incorrect treatment by a medical professional, it can result in extensive bodily harm or death. If you file a claim for medical malpractice involving compartment syndrome injury, it will be necessary to prove that the standard of care was not met by the medical doctor or professional who treated you. This is assessed by consulting with other medical professionals to determine what type of care they would provide in your situation. Our attorneys at the Badgley Law Group in Orlando have the resources available to discover this information. We consult with highly experienced doctors and nurses in the medical field to decide the best strategy for your case.        Continue Reading

Emergency Room Care and Treatment Failures

We have all had the unfortunate experience, for ourselves or loved ones, of having an accident, injury, or other medical crisis that required the services of a hospital emergency room.  Our expectation is that a hospital emergency room is fully equipped and prepared to handle all major and minor emergencies. While we are grateful for the help in our time of distress, the services provided can in some cases be less than adequate, fraught with medical errors, delayed diagnosis, and failure to diagnose and treat, all of which can potentially contribute to a patient’s decline in health or death. The Badgley Law Group is an experienced Orlando law firm practicing in medical malpractice law. Some of our cases include handling medical errors performed in emergency rooms across Florida.        Continue Reading

What Happens When an Infectious Disease Results From a Delay in Diagnosis?

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Medical malpractice happens when a doctor, nurse or other health care practitioner causes harm to a patient by a negligent act. Before a patient can sue a doctor or nurse, Florida law requires that another doctor, nurse or similar health care provider sign an affidavit that there has been medical malpractice.  At Badgley Law Group we partner with medical expert witnesses to help build a winning case. An example of this collaboration would be working with an infectious disease expert, in a case where you or your loved one have been the victim of medical malpractice relating to an infectious disease condition.        Continue Reading

Medical malpractice – Delays in Cancer Diagnosis

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Delayed diagnosis of cancer is the leading culprit in the category of delayed diagnosis that we see in medical malpractice cases. When a doctor ignores the warning signs of cancer, or fails to order the correct tests, then the patient may lose their life or health as a result of medical malpractice.  Early diagnosis of cancer is the key to survival for many forms of cancer. Delay in diagnosis is as a related form of diagnostic error.  It is defined as a non-optimal interval of time between the onset of symptoms, identification, and initiation of treatment.  Examples may be medication, lab work, physical therapy and the list goes on. (see The Joint Commissions’ Office of Quality and Safety)        Continue Reading

How to Research Cancer Centers in Florida after A Cancer Diagnosis

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Upon receiving a diagnosis of cancer, undergoing cancer treatment can be a long and arduous process. The treatment of cancer should begin soon after diagnosis, but for many cancers, it is possible to wait a few weeks to begin treatment. Getting a second opinion may be recommended. The diagnosis of cancer is scary for any patient.  But  a  delay in diagnosis can result in decreased chances of survival. It can also cause a more difficult and protracted treatment process. By seeking the best medical treatment, you can avoid a delayed cancer diagnosis, which we often see in our clients’ medical malpractice cases.        Continue Reading