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Dangers of a Delayed Diagnosis


When a person is suffering from a physical ailment, he or she will likely go to the doctor or to a hospital to get the appropriate medical advice and assistance. Sadly, sometimes medical practitioners make mistakes in diagnosing a person, causing a potentially devastating delay. Such a delay might be caused by a failure to test a person, a mistake made in testing, a loss of paperwork, or other acts of negligence. Unfortunately, depending on the person’s health and situation, the effects of a delayed diagnosis might be devastating.

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., we understand that patients in Austin who suffer health complications as a result of a delayed diagnosis often have a difficult time overcoming this medical error. Fortunately, many people in this situation do have the option of seeking financial assistance by filing a claim against the medical professional responsible for the delay.

Common Dangers of Delayed Medical Diagnoses

In the case of serious illnesses, or even moderate ones that might later become serious, a delayed diagnosis often is accompanied by certain dangers. Some of the dangers of a delay might include:

  • Worsening of the original condition
  • Development of new, associated condition
  • Serious illness
  • Spread of an infection
  • Emotional distress
  • Need for future medical help

These repercussions of a delayed diagnosis are almost always avoidable when a doctor makes a timely and accurate diagnosis. Thus, medical professionals who negligently fail to make a diagnosis on time should be held accountable for the suffering this action causes.

Contact Us Today to Speak with an Attorney

At the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C., our attorneys firmly believe that a victim of a delayed diagnosis should be compensated for their losses by the medical care provider who caused the suffering. Contact our offices today if this has happened to you by calling (512) 710-0931 and learn more about our services.