When we notice something wrong with our health, we visit our doctors and put our trust in the idea that they will determine what the problem is, and then offer solutions to fix it before it worsens. Sometimes, however, the doctor may fail to initially diagnose a condition, which is considered a delayed diagnosis.
What can result from a delayed diagnosis?
Receiving timely treatment can mean the difference between life and death in some situations. Depending on the specific health issue a patient is experiencing, various consequences might occur. The condition may progress or develop into a different, more serious condition. For example, a certain form of cancer may progress to a later stage, or could spread to other areas of the body if undetected and untreated.
How do I know if I have a delayed diagnosis case?
The consequences of delayed diagnosis are the same as they would be if the patient never went to see a doctor. Therefore, it must be proven that the patient visited the doctor (through medical documentation), that the doctor was negligent (showing a breach of standard of care), and that the patient was harmed because of that negligence (medical bills, loss of earning capacity, reduced quality of life).
An attorney is your best chance for compensation
Proving everything mentioned above may seem simple enough, but medical malpractice cases can often be too complex to navigate on one’s own. If you experienced harm due to a delayed diagnosis, you need a skilled attorney to collect the necessary documentation and represent you and your rights. Thurswell Law has been helping victims of medical malpractice secure monetary compensation for their losses for over 48 years.Thurswell Law offers free initial consultations and does not charge clients until they collect in their case. Call us today to learn more or schedule your free consultation at (248) 354-2222.