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The Dangers of Delayed Treatment

The Dangers of Delayed Treatment cardaro & peek

When treatment is delayed, it can be catastrophic and may result in serious personal injuries or death

Medical Malpractice Resulting in Delayed Treatment Could be Catastrophic: Call Our Medical Malpractice Lawyers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for Help

No matter the injury/disease/etc., a patient needs the correct diagnosis and treatment on a timely basis to maximize the chances of a successful recovery. When a diagnosis and/or treatment is delayed, it can be catastrophic and may result in serious personal injuries or death. Individuals who are subjected to a delayed diagnosis/treatment may be entitled to compensation for their personal injuries, lost wages, medical bills, and other damages. A victim’s family may also be entitled to compensation for their losses, which can help them recover the compensation that they need after the death of a loved one.  

If you want to get more information about delayed diagnosis and/or treatment that has affected you or your loved one, please call our medical malpractice lawyers in Maryland and Washington, D.C. for help. The lawyers of Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC also has medical personnel on staff and access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims.

When is Delayed Diagnosis/Treatment Medical Malpractice?

A delay in diagnosis/treatment that harms the patient may be considered medical malpractice. A major consideration in determining whether a delay in treatment is medical malpractice is whether the patient was harmed due to the delay. 

An incorrect or delayed diagnosis can cause your health care provider to:

  • Fail to order indicated or necessary diagnostic tests.
  • Order the wrong tests.
  • Misinterpret test results.
  • Fail to recognize and/or act on abnormal/concerning results.
  • Choose an incorrect form of treatment.
  • Delay treatment.

Some examples of negative consequences that can result from delayed diagnosis include:

  • Inappropriate triage. For example, being sent to wait in an ER when you have an emergent condition.
  • Failing to order the right tests. 
  • Running the wrong test, i.e., a test that is not applicable or would not find the correct answer.
  • Delay scheduling surgery. For example, scheduling surgery for the following week even though emergency surgery is needed. The most common example is the case where a doctor fails to order a C-section on a woman in labor.

Contact The Law Offices of Cardaro & Peek, LLC Today

The lawyers of Cardaro & Peek, LLC have the experience and resources necessary to investigate and litigate all types of medical claims throughout Maryland and Washington D.C. Cardaro & Peek, LLC has medical personnel on staff and has access to nationally recognized, board-certified physicians and other experts, to assist in the investigation, analysis, and prosecution of all types of medical malpractice claims. If you or a loved one have experienced malpractice, give us a call at 410-752-6166. Please visit our website www.cardarolaw.com and follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and LinkedIn for more information.

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