Urology Surgery Negligence Claims Attorney
Urologists specialize in the urinary system and perform many treatments including surgical procedures for their patients. Since the urinary tract is linked to the reproductive, digestive and other systems in the body, it is vital that the utmost care is observed when treating urinary disorders. Poor decisions or medical errors by urologists can result in serious injuries and illness for their patients. When this occurs, urologists may be liable for damages caused by their medical negligence.
Since the urinary tract is linked to and affected by other systems in the body, diagnosing and treating issues are critical. Symptoms of diseases often are present in the urinary system and can be the first indicator of a serious illness. While urologists treat urinary system disorders like bladder infections or blockages, they also perform surgical procedures like vasectomies, circumcisions and hernia removals. If errors are made, it can have serious consequences for their patients and cause long-term damage to their life and health.
Injuries Caused by Urologist Errors
Any time a patient needs to see a specialist, they have a serious, localized issue. Urologists have the responsibility to perform their duty to each patient with the competence and skill of anyone else in their profession. Some urology mistakes that can occur and cause serious injuries include:
- Misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a urinary condition
- Surgical errors – misplaced nicks or incisions injuring surrounding tissues
- Errors that result in incontinence
- Vasectomy or circumcision errors that impact sexual function
- Failure to order needed tests or biopsies
When medical errors occur in urology, serious illnesses can go undetected or untreated. Prostate, testicle, bladder and other cancers are often first diagnosed through urology. When these types of unacceptable mistakes occur, the urologist and the clinic or hospital may be guilty of medical malpractice.
If you have suffered an injury due to urology medical malpractice, contact the legal team at Race Law Firm to schedule your free consultation . We can evaluate your claim and advise you on your options to pursue compensation for your injuries.