Gastroenterology Malpractice Claims Lawyer
Gastroenterologists are physicians that specialize in digestive tract disorders. They receive additional education and training to earn this advanced degree and are paid generously for their services. You may need to see a gastroenterologist for anything from chronic acid reflux to more serious, life-threatening health conditions. When a gastroenterologist is careless or negligent, it can cause serious digestive distress or even fatal complications.
A large part of what gastroenterologists do is in the diagnostic field. Digestive disorders can be difficult for general medical doctors to diagnose, and they may refer you to a specialist. It is the duty of these specialists to perform the needed tests and properly interpret results. When medical mistakes occur in the diagnosis or treatment of digestive disorders, the patient can suffer needlessly and may be put at risk for serious health complications.
Medical Errors Made By Gastroenterologists
It can take months or even years of digestive issues before a person may see a gastroenterologist. When they do get referred to a specialist, they expect to receive expert care for their health problems. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Some of the medical errors made by gastroenterologists include:
- Misdiagnosis or non-diagnosis of serious digestive tract issues
- Misinterpretation of test or imaging results
- Failure to order the correct tests for diagnosis
- Surgical errors, including anesthesia errors, wrong procedure or foreign objects left inside the patient
If you have digestive tract problems that were undiagnosed or treated incorrectly by a gastroenterologist or you suffered from injuries caused by surgical errors, Race Law Firm can help. We understand your rights as a patient and can help you determine if you should pursue a medical malpractice claim to receive compensation. Contact our office in Atlanta to schedule a free consultation with our legal team.