Each year, millions of Americans visit a doctor because of a urinary tract infection (UTI). Though more common in women, men also can contract urinary tract infections. Urinary tract infections can occur in children, adults, and seniors.
Most urinary tract infections occur in the lower urinary tract (the bladder and the urethra). Treatment with antibiotics is typically effective. However, when urinary tract infections are left undiagnosed or are misdiagnosed, serious health problems can occur.
If a doctor misdiagnosed your urinary tract infection, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and more in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A Los Angeles urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to take on your case on a contingency-fee basis.
To learn more about our services and your legal options, call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm today at (800) 794-0444. A free, no-obligation consultation is available to residents of the greater Los Angeles area.
Complications From Urinary Tract Infections
Complications from urinary tract infections can be severe, especially for seniors. Common issues from misdiagnosed urinary tract infections include, but are not limited to:
Misdiagnosed and untreated urinary tract infections can cause significant harm. The infection can spread from the lower urinary tract to the upper urinary tract, and bacteria can enter the bladder, causing the bladder to become inflamed. If left untreated, the infection can spread to the kidneys and may cause permanent kidney damage.
Patients can be given medications, such as antibiotics, that are not actually needed when a urinary tract infection is misdiagnosed. Antibiotic use can lead to complications like drug resistance, rashes, allergic reactions, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. More serious complications include kidney damage and organ damage.
If a doctor mistook your urinary tract infection for something else, you may have received treatment needlessly for a condition that you did not have. Unnecessary can harm a patient in a variety of ways.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a misdiagnosed urinary tract infection, the doctor or hospital that treated you may be liable for your injuries in a medical malpractice lawsuit. A Los Angeles urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you pursue compensation.
Medical Malpractice Lawsuits and Compensation
Sometimes, medical errors are because of a doctor or other health care professional’s negligence. A doctor commits malpractice when they fail to follow professionally accepted standards, and their negligence results in harm to a patient. If a health care provider’s negligence caused you or a loved one further suffering, you may be entitled to damages.
A Los Angeles urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you pursue a settlement for costs including medical bills, hospital stays, medications, surgeries, physical therapy, and ongoing treatments. Awards also can be sought for wages lost because of your injury or illness.
You may also be entitled to awards for pain and suffering caused by your undiagnosed urinary tract infection, including stress, anxiety, mental anguish, physical pain, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If your loved one died from complications of a misdiagnosed urinary tract infection, you may be able to seek compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit. Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm to learn more about this type of legal action and your options for recovering compensation after a loved one’s death.
For a free legal consultation with a urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer serving Los Angeles, call (800) 794-0444
Important Deadlines in Your Case
California limits the amount of time victims of medical malpractice have to file a lawsuit. Per CCP § 340.5, a general one-year statute of limitations applies to medical malpractice lawsuits, starting from the moment you discover or should have discovered your injuries, but no later than three years from when the injuries occurred.
California also requires patients to give health care providers 90-day notice before filing a lawsuit against them, according to CCP § 364.
A lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm can handle these deadlines and ensure that your case complies with all California law when we represent you.
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How Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Can Help You
If you have suffered because of a urinary tract infection misdiagnosis, Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help with your medical malpractice lawsuit. When we represent you, our legal team can help you obtain documentation to support your case, like medical bills and patient records. We can help you uncover eyewitness testimony and hire medical experts to testify on your behalf.
A Los Angeles urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer from our firm will be an ally to help you through the legal process. We can handle all communications, deadlines, and paperwork in your case when we represent you. Our team will work with you through every step of your case, including taking your case to trial, if necessary.
When health care providers are negligent, they should be held responsible. Whether your suit is against a single defendant or a large medical institution, we are not afraid to tackle even the toughest cases.
Call Pintas & Mullins Law Firm Today
To find out how a Los Angeles urinary tract infection misdiagnosis lawyer from Pintas & Mullins Law Firm may be able to help you, call us at (800) 794-0444. A member of our team is standing by to give you a free, no-obligation consultation on your case.
Pintas & Mullins Law Firm works on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you pay nothing out of pocket and nothing upfront. Our attorney’s fees come from any settlement you may receive.