When you have any kind of serious illness or medical condition, the difference between a treatment’s success and failure can often be a matter of days, or even in some cases, a matter of hours. If a doctor underestimates how serious a condition is, they may opt to unnecessarily delay treatment, potentially resulting in devastating consequences.
If you or a loved one has suffered from a medical condition that has worsened due to a delay in treatment, contact Cincinnati personal injury attorney at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.
Liability and Delayed Treatment
We instill a great deal of trust in doctors to treat our conditions quickly and effectively. The nature of the human body is that it is often difficult to determine exactly what is wrong with a person, and this may contribute to doctors being reluctant to pursue aggressive treatment. However, this does not automatically make a doctor liable.
A doctor can only be held liable if they make an error that no reasonable doctor would make. This can take many forms, and numerous factors may result in irresponsibly delayed treatment, some of which include:
- Neglecting to mention an option because they are concerned about the risks
- Failing to recognize what should be an obvious symptom of an illness or condition
- Suggesting a course of treatment that is outdated or incorrect
A delay in treatment or a failure to treat a condition is an inexcusable medical error. If you or a loved one has been victimized by a delay in treatment, contact a Cincinnati personal injury lawyer at Stepleton Dugan, LLC today at 513-321-7733.