Failure to Diagnose or Treat Autoimmune Disorders
By Younker Hyde Macfarlane on May 08, 2013
Medical professionals are expected to meet certain standards of care, meaning that their diligence should help patients rather than result in harm. Sometimes medial mistakes can happen, however, and when they do, it's important the cases be investigated to determine what exactly happened so that the person or persons responsible are held accountable. These are matters of life and death and need to be treated with great care.
Right now our medical malpractice attorneys in Utah would like to go over one grave sort of medical mistake: misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of autoimmune diseases.
About Autoimmune Disorders
Autoimmune disorders refer to the body's inappropriate response to tissue and other kinds of substances that naturally occur in the body. Basically this means that the white blood cells in the body will attack organs, bones, and so on. These tissues may become destroyed, experience abnormal growth, or function improperly.
There are more than 80 different kinds of autoimmune disorders, and all need to be taken seriously by medical professionals. Failure to properly diagnose such problems should be brought to our Utah medical negligence attorneys as soon as possible.
Types of Autoimmune Disorders
Below are a few different kinds of autoimmune diseases of which you might already be aware.
- Addison's disease
- Alopecia areata
- Celiac disease - sprue
- Lupus erythematosus
- Pernicious anemia
- Rheumatoid arthritis
- Multiple sclerosis
- Type I diabetes
Some common symptoms of these autoimmune disorders include a general sense of being not well, fevers, chills, and fatigue. It's important that you speak with your general practitioner if you feel that something may be wrong with your health.
Why Proper Diagnosis of Autoimmune Disorders is Crucial
Catching autoimmune diseases as soon as possible means being able to help patients in the early stages of a disease before further tissue damage occurs. Medical professionals can halt the disease or at least slow its progress so it is not as harmful. Not catching the disease early enough could mean major hardship for individuals with the autoimmune disease as well as their loved ones. As with other common mistakes by doctors and medical professionals, this negligence cannot be tolerated.
What Our Legal Team Can Provide for Clients
By coming to our law firm and consulting with our legal experts, we will be able to help you achieve peace of mind, allowing you to concentrate on healing and wellness. Our lawyers will fight diligently on your behalf to make sure that justice is served.
Other Legal Concerns Over Medical Mistakes
In addition to addressing misdiagnosis and delayed diagnosis of autoimmune disorders, our team is well-equipped and well-trained to address other kinds of medical mistakes and errors. Whether a loved one has suffered from a surgical mistake or a birth injury, a medical negligence and cerebral palsy lawyer in Utah will be here to help you in the court of law.
Learn More About Your Legal Options
For more information about your legal rights and how our team can fight on your behalf, be sure to contact our Utah medical malpractice and negligence lawyers today. The entire team looks forward to meeting you in person and helping you achieve the best possible outcomes in the court of law. We will fight diligently on your behalf.
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