An ear nose and throat doctor (ENT specialist), also referred to as an, otolaryngologist specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of a patient’s throat ear and nose including the neck and head area.
A patient who suffers from sinuses, upper pharynx or diseases or injuries of the voice box (larynx) will be referred to this type of doctor.
When it comes to disease or injuries that is closely associated with a patient’s nose, ears, throat or head, it’s considered extremely dangerous because it is near the brain.
Doctors must be extremely careful when treating a patient. This type of condition is considered serious because it can cause damage to a person's brain and even death.
If you believe that you are a victim of ENT malpractice, you may be eligible to sue for compensation for your doctor’s medical errors. Our malpractice attorneys, located in Nashua, New Hampshire, are well-versed in ENT Malpractice. For a free no-obligation consultation, feel free to contact the law offices Anzalone Law Firm PLLC by calling 603.548.3797.
Ear, nose, and throat (ENT) doctors have a variety of specialties. These doctors specialize in the following areas of medicine:
- Sleep disorders: insomnia and sleep studies
- Otology: hearing and ear
- Laryngology: phono surgery and voice therapy,
- Neurotology: dizziness, middle and inner ear, skull base and the temporal bone
- Neck and Head: endocrine surgery, surgical oncology and reconstruction surgery
- Sinus disorders: snoring, apnea, allergy, sinusitis and anterior skull base
- Pediatrics: airway, cochlear implant, cleft lip and palate, velopalatine insufficiency and vascular malformations
- Facial Plastics: trauma, maxillofacial and facial cosmetic surgery
Ear, nose, and throat doctors are also known to care for patients with the following conditions:
Thyroid cancer, Oral cancer, Skin Cancer of the neck and head, Hearing loss, Mastoiditis, Perilymphatic fistula and Acoustic neuroma.
Here are a few more conditions that these doctors treat regularly:
- Laryngotracheal reconstruction
- Cricotracheal resection
- Caustic ingestion
- Environmental allergies
- Chronic or acute sinusitis
Additional conditions also include the following problems:
- Reinke's edema
- Hoarseness (dysphonia)
- Spasmodic dysphonia
- Myringotomy and tubes
- Vocal cord nodules and polyps
In addition to the above, patients may also experience inflammation of the middle ear, outer ear and the ear canal. The doctor may treat patients who suffer from a perforated eardrum, which is caused by trauma, noise pollution or infection.
Patients who or suffering from the above medical conditions go through a vigorous diagnosis and treatment process, which includes: biopsy, surgery, examination and diagnostic studies. A patient’s health history is also thoroughly evaluated.
However, there are instances when a doctor fails to administer proper and test, such as an MRI or CAT scan. Misdiagnosis of any of the medical conditions mentioned above can be detrimental to a person's health and it can even result in death.
As mentioned previously, if you are a victim of ENT Malpractice, you may be eligible for compensation. It is imperative that patients have access to an aggressive malpractice attorney to help prove wrongdoing. In some cases, when a doctor is negligent, a patient’s family member may sue for wrongful death.Do you Have a Case?
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