Nashville Delayed Treatment Lawyers
When a patient is suffering from an illness or injury which is likely to cause his or her condition to worsen quickly if it is left untreated, every moment matters. Accordingly, it is necessary for doctors, nurses, and other medical professionals to ensure that patients receive appropriate treatment as soon possible. Delays in the administration of treatment, either due to scheduling conflicts, emergency room overcrowding, or inefficient diagnostic efforts can have costly consequences.
If you or someone you love has suffered needlessly due to the failure of a healthcare professional to provide timely treatment, it may be possible to seek financial compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. To discuss your potential case with a skilled and experienced attorney, contact the Nashville delayed treatment lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, by calling 615-277-2765 to schedule a free consultation.
Consequences of Delayed Treatment
Depending upon the injury or illness with which a patient is afflicted, the consequences of delayed treatment may range from fairly minor to fatal. There is no way of assessing a patient’s need for treatment without an evaluation by a doctor or triage nurse, and if these parties make a mistake then it is possible for a patient’s health to dramatically decline. Potential consequences of delayed treatment include:
- The spread of infection
- Excessive internal bleeding
- Progression of a disease such as cancer
- Heart attack
If you have been hit with additional medical expenses and worsened health due to the negligence of a doctor or nurse who failed to treat your condition timely, we can help. Contact the Nashville delayed treatment lawyers of Pohl & Berk, LLP, at 615-277-2765 today.