A urologist’s failure to properly diagnose or treat a patient can have devastating consequences. If you or a loved one has been harmed by a urologist’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for your harm. At Arfaa Law Group, our Baltimore urology malpractice lawyers understand how to protect the rights of people who have suffered preventable injuries due to negligence by doctors, hospitals, clinics, and other health care providers. We are proud to have obtained some of the most substantial malpractice awards in Maryland history, and we build comprehensive cases to show the harm that each of our clients has suffered.Understanding the Scope of Urological Malpractice
Urology is the field of medicine that focuses on the urinary tracts of males and females, as well as the reproductive system of males. In other words, urologists are critical to preventing, diagnosing, and treating diseases that affect the urinary tract. These medical professionals are also capable of performing surgical procedures when required to remove obstructions or treat cancer or male infertility. Urological disorders are often markers for far more serious conditions, such as cancer of the testicles, kidneys, bladder, or prostate. As a result, urologists must be vigilant when treating patients and look out for signs of these more serious conditions.
Errors in urology practice can devastate lives. For example, incontinence could result from a simple mistake. Another example would be a surgical error that leads to permanent infertility. A urology malpractice attorney in Baltimore can help patients bring a claim in a wide range of situations, such as:
- Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of prostate, bladder, testicular, or kidney cancer;
- Injuries related to urological surgery;
- Failure to promptly order a biopsy;
- Failure to perform incontinence surgery properly;
- Circumcision errors;
- Vasectomy errors;
- Failure to appropriately test patients;
- Failure to properly monitor patients; or
- Failure to get informed consent before a procedure.
As with any medical malpractice case, the key to success lies in establishing that the doctor was negligent. Doctors can be deemed negligent when they cause injuries to a patient by failing to use the level of skill and care that a reasonably competent doctor in the same specialty would have used in the same or a similar situation. In the case of a urologist, for example, this may mean failing to identify the signs of prostate cancer following a prostate exam, leading to a delay in treatment and adverse health effects for the patient. In order to establish medical negligence, a Baltimore urology malpractice attorney will need to demonstrate the following elements by a preponderance of the evidence: 1) the doctor owed the patient a duty of care; 2) the doctor breached the duty of care owed to the patient; 3) the doctor’s breach was a direct and proximate cause of the patient’s harm; and 4) the patient suffered damages.
Fault in medical malpractice cases is often complex because it is not simply one person who is responsible for the harm. We can examine your case to help you determine whether fault lies with a hospital, doctor, nurse, medical intern, or a combination of any of these parties.
Once you have established fault in a medical malpractice case, you may be able to recover a variety of damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other expenses associated with your injury or illness. Our team can diligently examine your medical records to calculate the full extent of your damages.Contact a Urology Malpractice Lawyer in Baltimore or the Surrounding Areas
If you or a loved one had a urological condition or disorder that was not diagnosed or treated properly, you may be able to recover compensation through a medical malpractice claim. While no amount of money can undo the harm that you suffered, compensation can help resolve the bills that often pile up after a medical injury. At Arfaa Law Group, our attorneys can vigorously advocate for your rights at every step of the way. To speak to a member of our team, contact our office today by calling us at 410-889-1850 or reaching us via our website. We represent patients throughout the state of Maryland.