One of the largest areas of medical malpractice lawsuits is delayed diagnosis, in which a doctor or medical professional fails to diagnose at a reasonable time. This late action may result in a worsening of a patient’s state, or even in the death of said patient. If another doctor in a similar specialty would have correctly diagnosed the patient when given the same information and timeframe, then the doctor in question may be held liable for what the patient has endured.
Examples of delayed diagnosis include when a patient is not diagnosed with cancer within an adequate period of time, and a consequence of this action is the patient undergoing a more serious and severe treatment regimen--such as chemotherapy when it would have otherwise been avoided. In this instance, the doctor would be responsible for the patient’s pain and suffering, as well as any additional medical expenses incurred. Additionally, cancer has the potential to return if not caught early on, even if the patient beats it initially. This is future suffering the patient has to endure at the hands of a negligent doctor’s delayed diagnosis.
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As a victim of medical malpractice, particularly in the form of delayed diagnosis, you are more than entitled to your fair share of compensation for all you have endured. Our team of Orange County personal injury lawyers at the Law Office of Marshall are committed to advocating on behalf of those who have been disenfranchised by their medical caregivers. We will work tirelessly to ensure your rights are protected, regardless of any challenges awaiting us.
If you would like to schedule an initial consultation with a member of our legal team, contact us by calling (949) 565-4281.