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Is a Delay in Diagnosis Considered Failure to Diagnose?

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A  delay in diagnosis can be the same as a failure to diagnose, because sometimes timing means everything! . Watch our video as we explain that failure to timely diagnose can not only have medical consequences but can permanently change lives. . One of the reasons a delay is so pertinent in a case is that  you need to have damages for a successful lawsuit.

Certain things simply require a timely diagnosis to be effectively treated. Failure to timely diagnose a deadly or dangerous condition creates issues that may potentially lead to significant patient harm, including disability and maybe even death.

The simple truth is that in some circumstances if the patient is not timely treated, his or her long-term well-being can be impacted. Delays, and the length of those delays, are highly material to whether you have a lawsuit that is worth pursuing..

The untimely diagnosis of some potentially dangerous condition by a health care entity can mean the difference between a long, healthy, prosperous, and enjoyable life, and an early and untimely unexpected death or disability, which none of us would want to have to experience.

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Video Transcript:

Yes, a delay can be a failure to timely diagnose. Those essentially would be the same thing. 

Delay in diagnosis

And again that, the reason the delay is so pertinent is you have to have damages to bring a successful lawsuit.

Timely diagnosis is important to avoid a delay in diagnosis

And in other words, most of our listeners will realize, certain things simply require a timely diagnosis to be effectively treated. And again, I’m referring to issues that may potentially lead to significant patient harm. Maybe disability, maybe even death. And again in those scenarios, to pick up things timely is important. Again because you are time-limited. 

Timely diagnosis is important

And even more importantly because if the patient is not timely treated, his or her long-term well-being can be impacted. So those delays and the length of those delays are highly material to whether you have:

What makes a good lawsuit

  1. A good lawsuit, something that’s worth pursuing
  2. And more importantly, health and well-being are far more important than any lawsuit.

Again the timely pick up of some potentially dangerous health care entity can mean the difference in a long, healthy, prosperous and enjoyable life, and an early and untimely unexpected death or disability, which none of us would want to have to experience.

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