Delayed Diagnosis – Failure To Diagnose Claims Lawyer Halifax
The experienced legal team at Wagners has been advocating for injured victims for decades
When a doctor delays in making a proper diagnosis for a patient, both parties suffer. The patient is the one who suffers physical harm and the medical professional suffers in reputation. The delayed diagnosis of a medical condition can be very detrimental to the patient, especially in cases that involve treating progressive diseases such as cancer. The earlier a condition is detected, the greater the likelihood that the patient can overcome the injury or illness. Delay or failure to treat a condition can do irreparable damage to the victim. Wagners is a serious injury law firm that focuses on representing people who have suffered catastrophic injuries as the result of medical malpractice, including cases involving surgical errors, hospital negligence and emergency room errors. Our lawyers have the skills, knowledge, resources and abilities to take a stand against medical negligence and make certain you are represented properly. We have a lengthy proven track record and are ready to help you start your recovery.
Delayed Diagnosis Claims Lawyer Halifax, Nova Scotia
If your condition has progressed because of a physician’s delay in accurate diagnosis, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Failure to diagnose/delayed diagnosis cases can happen in many different situations, including something as simple as failed communication between doctors. They can also occur as the result of emergency room errors, a situation involving misdiagnosis and more. When your health is at risk, you need medical professionals to deliver the highest quality of care. Wagners is a team that will stand by your side seeking the answers you need.
Medical Professionals who fail to diagnose a patient in a timely manner, who do not perform adequate diagnostic imaging, or who misdiagnose a patient leading to delay, can be considered negligent for delayed diagnosis. Delays in making a timely and proper diagnosis may result in further harm, illness, injury or death. A delayed diagnosis of an injury or illness can affect a patient’s future treatments, ability to work resulting in lost wages, contribute to ongoing medical expenses and cause pain and suffering.
When a medical professional fails to treat an injury or illness properly, treatment options are immediately limited. For instance, failure to diagnose cancer early enough can drastically limit the types of treatment available to a patient, especially given the fact that cancer is a progressive disease.
The lawyers at Wagners have the legal experience and skills to identify the point at which communication failed or negligent acts occurred causing the delay in diagnosis or failure to properly diagnose. We have represented individuals in cases involving:
- Delay in diagnosing cancer or other progressive diseases
- Delay in diagnosing heart attack
- Delay in diagnosing stroke
- Failure to properly diagnose cancer
- Failure to treat life-threatening diseases
- Failure to monitor a fetus
- Failure to treat diseases or injuries in the emergency room
Common reasons for delayed diagnosis are:
- Failure to read, interpret or report an X-Ray, CT Scan, MRI or other diagnostic imaging;
- Not responding to abnormal or concerning test results;
- Not referring a patient for treatment or to a specialist at an early stage;
- Miscommunication between doctors and other medical staff; and;
- Not prescribing the proper or any medication at an early stage.
- The earlier a condition is detected, the better a patient’s chance of overcoming the injury or illness.
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If you have been seriously injured, please contact a lawyer at Wagners to discuss your case. You can reach our team by calling 902-425-7330 or 1-800-465-8794, or by completing a short online contact form.