Failure to Diagnose and Treat Sleep Apnea — Portland Law Firm
If left untreated, obstructive sleep apnea carries significant health risks and can lead to high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, diabetes, depression and even death.
If you have suffered health problems because a doctor failed to diagnose and treat your sleep apnea, you may be entitled to compensation. At Miller & Wagner, LLP, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for medical malpractice, including delayed diagnosis or failure to diagnose sleep apnea. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Diagnosing and Treating Sleep Apnea in Oregon
Some of the symptoms of sleep apnea may include:
- Loud snoring
- Restless sleep
- Frequent awakenings with a choking sensation or stopped breathing
- Sleepiness or lack of energy during the day
Many health systems provide sleep studies that electronically record a patient's physical activities during sleep, including the number of times a person stops breathing. Once diagnosed through a sleep study, the medical condition can be treated though a range of treatment options, use of a CPAP machine or surgery. Unfortunately, doctors do not always prescribe a sleep study even when presented with symptoms of sleep apnea.
Trial lawyers on your side: Our team of trial lawyers has earned recognition among legal and medical professionals for its capacity to handle complex medical negligence involving obstructive sleep apnea and other serious health problems. We work with a broad network of outstanding medical experts to prepare and present the strongest evidence possible.
Oregon Sleep Apnea Misdiagnosis Attorneys
Call 503-299-6116 or 866-785-6625 to arrange a no-cost consultation concerning failure to diagnose and treat sleep apnea. Our Portland lawyers represent clients throughout Oregon and southwestern Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.