Testicular Torsion Malpractice Lawyer
In the male body, the spermatic cord is a bundle of nerves, ducts and blood vessels that connect the testicles to the body. Testicular torsion is when this cord becomes twisted, slowing or cutting off the blood flow to one or both testicles. If this condition is not accurately diagnosed and corrected within six hours, irreversible damage can occur. Trauma or strenuous exercise are the most common reasons for testicular torsion to occur.
Symptoms can include sudden pain, nausea, vomiting and lightheadedness. A quick physical exam and the use of a Doppler ultrasound to detect blood flow is the easiest and quickest way to diagnose this painful and potentially harmful condition. Once diagnosed, testicular torsion requires immediate surgery to correct. If unwarranted or neglectful delay causes a misdiagnosis or a failure to perform the necessary surgery in a timely manner, permanent injury can occur.
Testicular function can be curtailed if relief is not provided within six hours. Potentially, testicular atrophy can set in, requiring the removal of the affected testicle. If you or a loved one suffered testicular torsion that was not diagnosed or corrected in time, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice lawsuit to recover compensation for your injury.
Georgia Medical Malpractice Representation
This touchy and personal issue requires the compassionate and thoroughly professional services of a personal injury attorney like Darrell T. Farr. While loss of only one testicle can preserve 50% of normal function, this can still affect child-bearing, as well as aesthetic issues. This serious case of medical malpractice warrants a lawsuit to protect your rights and pursue compensation for your losses.
Georgia personal injury lawyer Darrell T. Farr can provide the negotiation or litigation skills you require if your case is settled out of court or goes before a judge. With almost three decades of legal experience in Georgia courts, Darrell T. Farr can pursue your legal right to compensation for the best possible return within the law. Contact his Stockbridge office today to arrange a consultation.