What is delayed medical treatment?
Delayed medical treatment is when people of the medical field such as, Doctors, Nurses, EMT’s, staff members of the emergency room, any other medical practitioners, and hospitals fail to promptly, correctly, and thoroughly provide treatment of someone who is ill, or has suffered an injury. Medical field workers have an obligation to the patient; they have to diagnose whatever condition he/she may be suffering in a timely fashion, and provide treatment to anyone who comes for medical assistance. If the diagnosis is delayed, or proper care is not displayed, then it can linger the patients healing process and recovery that can lead to catastrophic injuries, illnesses, and even death.
If you have sustained any damages in regards to delayed medical treatment, you will be able to file a claim against the medical professional or institution. Typically, medical professionals and institutions such as, hospitals, and mental wards, carry what is known as medical malpractice insurance. This insurance serves as a weapon to protect themselves from medical malpractice claims.
With over 20 years of experience serving Miami, we have successfully spoken on behalf of delayed medical treatment victims. Our passion for defending these victims is what drives our firm in gaining all that is owed to the victim. We defend the rights of those who fell into the hands of a medical expert, or hospitals negligence.
How is Delayed Medical Treatment Proven?
The delay in diagnosing or misdiagnosis most of the time leads to the hold up in treating someone, providing incorrect treatment, and even not giving any treatment. If you want to have a triumphant malpractice claim, then these are a few things that must be demonstrated:
- Doctor-patient relationship actually did exist
- Medical Professional, or institution in fact, was negligent. That they did not provide the adequate treatment for the injury or illness in a timely manner.
- The injury or fatality sustained actually derived from that negligent act
Miami Emergency Room Delays
You may not know, but misdiagnosis and delayed treatment is at a higher level in emergency response settings, such as the initial responder (EMT) and emergency rooms. These are instances where a person may be fighting for their lives, and can be in a great deal of physical, emotional, and mental suffering. Don’t judge a book by its cover is a concept that best describes a medical experts’ judgement during an emergency. The doctor, or medical professional cannot simply assume what the patient has. They must perform all test on the patient to ensure that there are no underlying injuries, or diseases. A patient that expresses signs of a certain illness because of certain symptoms, may in fact have an entirely different problem.
Emergency rooms tend to be overcrowded, especially if a multi-collision occurred, and can create a stressful situation for the medical staff and patients. Hospitals need to always assure themselves that there are enough staff members to correctly, promptly, and thoroughly handle such situations. One little mistake can cost someone’s life. A determining factor in saving a life is how well the medical staff and professionals assess the patients every need.
If you’ve experienced a delay in medical care do not wait. With our knowledge and experience, we pack in a team of Miami medical malpractice attorneys who stop at nothing to win delayed medical care cases. We entrust our health and lives to these medical professionals and they must maintain the utmost care for all of their patients and cannot make mistakes because it can end someone’s life.
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