Delay in Diagnosis
Maryland Medical Malpractice Attorneys Talk Delay In Diagnosis And Or Treatment
Many symptoms and signs can mimic each other. Doctors have a duty to analyze a patient’s symptoms to properly conclude what disease or condition that causes the patient concern. Doctors should use a differential diagnosis to rule out the most serious ailment first to avoid any long-term delay or impact on the patient’s health. Once the more serious illnesses are ruled out, the doctor can find the cause and treat the patient appropriately.
Examples of Delay:
Bleed or clot is missed during reading of a scan
Medical staff failed to take adequate patient history
Gynecologist missed a nodule or failed to order subsequent follow up testing
The doctor failed to diagnose cardiac disease
Scans are misread, and wrong body part is removed or operated on
Doctor failed to diagnose or treat emergent issue
These are just a small sample of the many ways in which delays in diagnoses and treatment can occur. These errors are committed by treating physicians, radiologists, laboratory staff and possibly the medical facility.
A delay in diagnosis or a delay in treatment can have a devastating impact on you or your loved one.
A delay in treatment or diagnosis is a break in medical intervention leading to the exacerbation of the condition of the person seeking medical treatment.
For the attorneys at Boston Law Group, LLC to review your case, the delay or misdiagnosis must: 1) have occurred, 2) caused injury, harm or death; 3) the injury or harm caused must be substantial in nature; and 4) the misdiagnosis must be the direct cause of the injury, harm or death.
Boston Law Group, LLC represents victims of birth injury and medical malpractice throughout Maryland. We can help victims in:
Prince George’s County
Anne Arundel County
St. Mary’s County