Combatting Delay In Diagnosing Errors
Time is a vital resource when it comes to treating patients in a hospital. The sooner the diagnosis, the sooner a patient can receive the potentially life-saving treatment they need. Oppositely, this also means that if a medical provider causes an unnecessary delay in a diagnosis, the worse the condition of a patient can become.
When someone suffers from a delay in diagnosis in the Chicagoland area, the first thing they should do is reach out to attorney Frank Morrissey at Morrissey Legal Group, LLC. Mr. Morrissey is a lawyer with extensive experience in holding hospitals and doctors accountable for their reckless or negligent actions. He is ready and equipped to help you pursue the compensation you deserve for what you have suffered.
The Consequences Of A Diagnosis Delay
The more time that professionals spend getting the correct diagnosis, the more time the ailment has to become worse. As time goes on without proper treatment, a patient can suffer from medical and nonmedical consequences such as:
- Limited treatment options
- Disease progression
- Prolonged suffering
- Emotional and psychological hardships
- Larger financial burdens
Some of the consequences of a delayed diagnosis can become extreme. For example, if treatment options become limited due to a progressed illness, amputation may be the only viable course of action, even if it could have been avoided by acting faster in the past.
Delays That Result In Amputations
It is not just an illness that can cause a patient to need an amputation. Many avoidable decisions may have called for the removal of a limb, including:
- The doctor wants to “wait and see” the ailment develop
- Extensive wait times in the emergency room
- Delayed test results
- Misdiagnosing an illness
- Failing to communicate with others properly
- Not recognizing the complications that a patient is suffering
Mr. Morrissey will review the details of your claim to determine what the root cause of your diagnosis delay in Illinois. He will move swiftly to hold the responsible party to the consequences of their actions. He will explore all options to provide you with the resources you need to cover the cost of your injuries, recovery and losses.