The digestive system has a profound impact on the rest of the body. It is imperative that patients receive timely diagnoses in order to prevent more serious concerns from developing. Wrongly diagnosing a condition or providing incorrect treatment can place patients at risk of very painful, dangerous, or even fatal complications. It is for this reason that the gastroenterology malpractice attorneys of Nelson, Robinson & El Ashmawy, PLLC seek to hold medical providers accountable when their negligence results in physical and emotional anguish or loss of life.
In order to accurately diagnose many digestive problems or internal injuries, doctors need to see inside of the body. While imaging scans are an effective means of providing many specialists with information, these tests are not always adequate when diagnosing conditions of the gastrointestinal tract. Endoscopic procedures will commonly be used by gastroenterologists to locate and diagnose many conditions or injuries. Some of the procedures that gastroenterologists may perform include colonoscopy, endoscopy, endoscopic retrograde cholangio-pancreatography (ERCP), ostomy exams, endoscopic ultrasound (EUS), or sigmoidoscopy. They also treat digestive diseases through the administration of medicine or surgical intervention.
Our gastroenterology malpractice lawyers often handle cases that were the result of a failure on the part of the doctor to order the tests needed to properly diagnose the patient or a failed diagnosis that resulted in the patient receiving the wrong treatment. Some gastroenterological conditions require surgical intervention and it is possible for the surgeon to make mistakes.
Medical malpractice lawsuits require extreme care and your chance of recovering the compensation you are entitled to is much greater when you have access to an experienced legal team. Nelson, Robinson & El Ashmawy, PLLC has attorneys committed to working with injured patients just like you. If you or a loved one has been the victim of medical malpractice, contact us by email or call us at (212) 962-1740 to schedule a free consultation.