Dangers of delayed diagnosis

The Dangers of Delayed Diagnosis

When you’re facing a medical issue, you want it to be correctly diagnosed and treated as fast as possible. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen, and a delayed diagnosis can cause serious harm to a patient.

In this article, we’ll explain:

  • What a delayed diagnosis is.
  • What types of diseases and medical events are most commonly subject to a delayed diagnosis.
  • Why a delayed diagnosis is so severe.

If you’ve been the victim of a delayed diagnosis, then you should contact the medical misdiagnosis lawyers at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to learn more about filing a delayed diagnosis lawsuit.

What is a delayed diagnosis?

A delayed diagnosis can occur when a medical professional:

  • Does not accurately diagnose a medical issue in a timely manner.
  • Does not communicate their diagnosis to a patient promptly.
  • Misdiagnoses a medical issue, leading to a delay in a proper diagnosis.

No matter the cause of a delayed diagnosis, there can be a long-term impact on a patient’s health. A delayed diagnosis lawsuit is designed to provide a patient with compensation for the fact they suffered unnecessarily.

What illnesses and medical events are most commonly subject to a delayed diagnosis?

These types of illnesses and medical events are often subject to a delayed diagnosis:

  • Lyme disease. This can be a debilitating disease, but is often misdiagnosed as something else or can take years to be diagnosed properly.
  • Parkinson’s disease. Patients who show signs of Parkinson’s disease are often misdiagnosed as simply “getting older” when they are actually suffering from a severe degenerative disorder of the central nervous system.
  • Autoimmune diseases, such as multiple sclerosis and lupus. Autoimmune diseases require prompt and focussed treatment, which a patient will not receive if they are not correctly diagnosed. 
  • A heart attack. These are most frequently misdiagnosed in women, as the symptoms they experience are different from the symptoms men experience.

If you’ve been subject to a delayed diagnosis for any major illness or medical event, you may have suffered severe damage to your health and should consider filing a delayed diagnosis lawsuit. 

Why is a delayed diagnosis so serious?

A delayed diagnosis means that a patient’s illness or injury is initially missed by a doctor or other healthcare professional. Therefore, it isn’t properly diagnosed until it has reached a more advanced stage.

There can be a variety of consequences to a patient subjected to a delayed diagnosis:

  • The patient may need a longer recovery time.
  • The patient may suffer from serious complications, including a reduced life expectancy.
  • In the case of a fast-spreading infection (such as sepsis), the patient may suffer permanent damage to their health.
  • With medical issues like strokes, quick intervention is vital. The longer the treatment is delayed for a stroke, the less positive a long-term outcome for the patient.

A delayed diagnosis almost always has an adverse effect on your health. It’s important to consider filing a delayed diagnosis lawsuit if a delayed diagnosis has damaged your health.

Why should I consider filing a delayed diagnosis lawsuit with the help of Sommers Roth & Elmaleh?

If you’ve been the victim of a delayed diagnosis, and this has caused damage to your health, then you may be wondering what your options are. 

One option you have is to file a delayed diagnosis lawsuit. With the compensation from a delayed diagnosis lawsuit, you can pay for services such as medical treatment, including rehabilitation not covered by government or private insurance, necessary adaptations to your home or car, and additional care and support. 

You may even be eligible for compensation for loss of earnings as part of compensation from a delayed diagnosis lawsuit. 

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we have extensive experience with medical lawsuits, including delayed diagnosis lawsuits. We’ll provide you with the support you need to pursue a delayed diagnosis lawsuit from start to finish.

The steps to file a delayed diagnosis lawsuit when working with us are as follows:

  1. Contact us for a FREE consultation.
  2. We’ll ask you some questions about your situation and tell you if we think you have grounds to claim compensation.
  3. If we feel you have grounds to claim compensation, we’ll explain to you all the steps involved in the legal process for filing a delayed diagnosis lawsuit.
  4. We’ll then start investigating your situation, including examining your medical records and consulting with independent medical experts to build your case.
  5. We’ll then help you make your compensation claim and work to get your delayed diagnosis lawsuit settled as quickly as possible.

It can be highly stressful to deal with the fallout from a delayed diagnosis, which is why we’re here at Sommers Roth & Elmaleh to help you if you choose to pursue a delayed diagnosis lawsuit. Don’t go through this challenging process alone—let our medical misdiagnosis lawyers help you get the compensation you’re entitled to.

A Delayed Diagnosis Can Cause Serious Harm to a Patient

A delayed diagnosis can have a severe impact on a patient’s health. In this article, we’ve covered the following:

  • When a delayed diagnosis can occur. A delayed diagnosis occurs most often when a medical professional does not accurately diagnose a medical issue in a timely manner or misdiagnoses a medical issue.
  • Which illnesses and medical issues are most often the subjects of a delayed diagnosis. These include Lyme disease, Parkinson’s disease, and autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis and lupus.
  • Why a delayed diagnosis is so dangerous. If a patient is subject to a delayed diagnosis, they may have a longer recovery time or even end up suffering permanent damage to their health.

At Sommers Roth & Elmaleh, we can help you file a delayed diagnosis lawsuit. A delayed diagnosis lawsuit can help you win compensation to cover various costs, from lost wages to medical expenses.

Contact Us to Learn More About Delayed Diagnosis Lawsuits

To learn more about delayed diagnosis lawsuits, reach out to us today. Call us at 416-961-1212 or contact us online. We’re here to help you every step of the way if you choose to pursue a delayed diagnosis lawsuit.

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