Why Delayed Diagnosis is Dangerous
Whether an individual has suffered an injury or has recently become ill, he or she may go to the doctor or even emergency room for a diagnosis and to receive care. When someone sees a doctor or specialist, he or she expects the medical professional to do their best to accurately and quickly diagnose his or her condition in order to begin treatment. Unfortunately, this doesn’t always happen. Delayed treatment caused by negligence and carelessness is a very serious issue and can lead to serious health complications and even death.
At Pohl & Berk, LLP, we understand how hard it can be to deal with the effects of a delayed diagnosis. If you or someone you know has suffered because a physician did not diagnose you in a reasonable amount of time or follow the proper medical procedures to do so, you may be eligible for financial compensation to pay for your losses. Contact our Nashville medical malpractice attorneys today at 615-277-2765 to get started on your case.
Consequences of Delayed Diagnosis
Receiving an accurate diagnosis is very important for your health, but it is also important that you receive a diagnosis in a timely manner so you can receive treatment as soon as possible. Some common dangers of delayed diagnosis include the following:
- If doctors fail to identify internal bleeding, it could cause serious harm or even death
- Failing to diagnose progressive diseases like cancer could allow the disease to progress and spread to a more serious and even untreatable stage
- If infections are not identified they could cause harm
- Failing to diagnose heart conditions or disease could lead to cardiovascular problems
Although medical professionals cannot always diagnose health problems, they are required to take certain measures and follow certain protocols in order to have the best chance at doing so.
For more information about how a skilled legal representative may be able to help you file a civil lawsuit against a negligent medical professional who failed to perform their job properly, contact a Nashville medical malpractice lawyer today at 615-277-2765 and schedule a free consultation.