Testicular torsion is a condition that requires immediate treatment, usually through surgery. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of the condition can lead to permanent damage, infertility or even loss of the testicle.
If you or your child has been injured by the failure of a doctor to diagnose and treat testicular torsion, you may be entitled to compensation. At Miller & Wagner, LLP, our attorneys investigate and present damage claims for misdiagnosis, delayed diagnosis or failure to treat serious medical conditions such as testicular torsion. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
What Is Testicular Torsion?
Testicular torsion is caused by a twisting of the spermatic cord, resulting in reduced blood supply to the testes. While the condition can occur in men of any age, it is most common in young men between the ages of 12 and 16. Symptoms include severe pain and swelling.
When promptly diagnosed and treated, blood supply can usually be restored and the testicle saved with no permanent damage. Unfortunately, doctors usually only have a few hours to get it right. The longer the testes go without blood, the more likely they will be permanently damaged.
Our Attorneys on Your Side
Dave Miller and Bob Wagner both began their legal careers as a defense lawyer for malpractice insurance companies. Their insights into the claim evaluation and investigation process from the defense side can give you an accurate idea of the strength and value of your case. They also have access to a wide network of outstanding medical experts — trusted professionals whose involvement with your case is indispensable to its success. In fact, Oregon and Washington doctors often call Miller & Wagner when they need advice about potential malpractice claims for their own family members and friends.
From our offices in Portland, our medical malpractice trial attorneys represent plaintiffs in medical negligence claims against physicians and health care providers throughout Oregon and Washington. For your convenience, we have a satellite office in Eugene.