New Jersey Testicular Torsion Lawyers
Testicular torsion is caused by the twisting of the spermatic cord which can reduce or cut off blood flow to the testes. This condition can occur in men of any age or sometimes even infants. However, it is most common in young men between the ages of 12 and 16. 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 and immediate surgery is usually required. The longer the testes go without blood, the more likely they will be permanently damaged. Misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of the condition can lead to permanent damage, infertility or even loss of the testicle.
Some people are predisposed to experience testicular torsion injuries because of structural defects with connective tissue in the scrotum. More common, however, can be the result of trauma to the testicles or strenuous exercise, but the cause is usually unknown.
Symptoms for testicular torsion include:
• sudden pain in one testicle
• swelling on one side of the scrotum
• abdominal pain
• light headedness
If you or your child has been injured by failure of a doctor to properly diagnose and treat testicular torsion, you may be eligible to pursue a significant financial award to cover pain and suffering, loss of wages, medical expenses and more. Please contact O’Connor, Parsons, Lane & Noble Law Offices for a free no obligation consultation, you can simply contact us online or call (908) 928-9200 or 1-800-586-5817.