Pneumonia Misdiagnosis? A Cleveland Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help
If a doctor misdiagnosed your pneumonia, and you’re now suffering the consequences, attorney Chris Mellino invites you to contact our Cleveland office for a free consultation. You may also download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide to filing a claim in Ohio.
What Is Pneumonia?
Pneumonia is not an uncommon medical condition to develop. It is generally caused by an infection and leads to the lungs becoming inflamed. Symptoms typically include fatigue, cough, chills and fever. Pain is often felt in the chest, muscles and head.
Antibiotics can usually treat the disease. However, if it is not properly diagnosed or if treatment is delayed, it can become serious or even fatal. This is especially true if the patient’s immune system is already compromised with other health problems.
Diagnosing pneumonia is usually done with a physical examination. The doctor may use a stethoscope to listen for sounds in your lungs. An x-ray can help detect the source of the infection. The doctor may also run blood tests, which check your white blood cell count.
Can I File a Medical Malpractice Claim for Pneumonia Misdiagnosis?
Attorneys Chris Mellino welcomes you to contact our Cleveland office with any questions you may have about your life-threatening injuries. For general information about how to file a misdiagnosis claim in Ohio, download or request Chris’ free, easy-to-read guide.