Appendicitis is a medical emergency that requires prompt treatment. If left untreated, it can have serious, potentially fatal consequences, including peritonitis and shock. Under certain circumstances, a doctor's failure to diagnose appendicitis may constitute medical malpractice.
The attorneys at the law firm of Furr & Henshaw represent clients in South Carolina who have suffered serious harm or have lost loved ones due to delayed diagnosis of appendicitis. With offices in Myrtle Beach and Columbia, we serve throughout the state.
Seeking Compensation For Failure To Diagnose Appendicitis
Emergency room doctors, urgent care center doctors, primary care physicians and other medical professionals are trained to recognize and respond to the symptoms of acute appendicitis. Often, these symptoms include one or more of the following:
- Abdominal pain, primarily on the right side
- Rebound tenderness
- Abdominal guarding
- Abdominal distension
- Elevated white blood cell counts
- Elevated temperature
A doctor who neglects the symptoms of appendicitis or inappropriately diagnoses it as something else may be negligent. Our attorneys work closely with a team of medical experts to identify cases of negligence in the failure to diagnose serious conditions like appendicitis.
We Hold Medical Care Providers To Account
If you have suffered serious bodily harm or have lost someone close to you as a result of a doctor's or other medical professional's failure to diagnose appendicitis, our experienced trial lawyers are prepared to fight for the compensation you legally deserve.
To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, contact us today. You can call us at 803-250-6829 (Columbia) or 843-213-6737 (Myrtle Beach), or arrange an appointment online. You will not pay any attorneys fees unless our firm helps you get compensated for the harm done to you.