An otolaryngologist is a physician who specializes in the ear, nose, and throat. Most people refer to this physician as an ENT. Any problems dealing with the head, ears, throat, and nose can be life threatening or cause serious injuries because of the close proximity to the brain. As such, physicians in this area of practice need to be extremely diligent when it comes to assessing the seriousness of patient's complaints.
When an otolaryngologist fails to order appropriate tests or monitor patients this can pose a serious threat to the patient. For example, the misdiagnosis or the failure to timely diagnose cancer in the ear, nose throat or head could mean the difference between life or death because of the close proximity to the brain.
ENT malpractice is where the physician fails to provide medical services in accordance with generally accepted medical standards. There are a variety of ways that ENT's may commit malpractice. Some examples of ENT medical malpractice include:
- Failure to order appropriate tests, such as an MRI or CT scan
- Failure to accurately interpret a study
- Failure to monitor a patient
- Failure to order or perform a biopsy
- Failure to timely diagnose or treat a patient's condition
- Failure to perform surgery or refer to a specialist for surgery
- Failure to appreciate the significance of the patient's complaints
- Failure to timely diagnose cancer
The DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Law Firm has successfully handled many ENT / otolaryngologist medical malpractice cases. Our law firm has access to board certified otolaryngologists from outside of the area that will objectively review your medical records to determine if a medical provider was negligent.
Contact Our ENT / Otolaryngologist Medical Malpractice Attorneys
If you or a loved one may have been injured due to ENT malpractice, call us at 315-479-9000 or contact us online. All consultations are free and you are never responsible for attorney fees unless we can recover compensation for you. We also offer evening and weekend appointments for your convenience.