Osteomyelitis is a type of severe bone infection. If osteomyelitis is diagnosed early on, there are treatments available, including medication and surgery. However, when a bone infection is misdiagnosed, the patient can suffer catastrophic injuries and even wrongful death.
If you or a loved one has suffered due to misdiagnosis of osteomyelitis, the attorneys at The Becker Law Firm are here to help you explore your legal options. We are an experienced medical malpractice firm serving clients throughout Ohio and nationwide.
Contact us at (440) 252-4399 to schedule a free initial consultation with an experienced medical malpractice lawyer in Ohio.
Misdiagnosis of Bone Infections
In the past, osteomyelitis was considered an untreatable condition. Today, it is treatable, but must be handled with the utmost care and precision. If a bone infection is not promptly treated, it can spread to the bloodstream and other parts of the body.
In many cases, doctors mistake the symptoms of osteomyelitis with those of other diseases, such as:
- Diabetic ulcers;
- Tuberculosis infection;
- Avascular necrosis; and/or
- Bone cancer.
The treatments for these conditions are of little help to people with osteomyelitis and unnecessary treatment can present additional medical problems.
How Our Firm Can Help
Our Ohio medical malpractice attorneys are well-versed in the treatment protocols for diseases such as osteomyelitis and know how to establish causation and liability in these cases. We conduct thorough investigations to determine the cause of our clients’ injuries. If medical malpractice or negligence played a role in your injuries, we can fight for the full justice you are owed.
We will apply our skill and experience in medical malpractice law to help you pursue the full and fair compensation you need and deserve. Call The Becker Law Firm at (440) 252-4399.