Failure To Treat
Connecticut Medical Malpractice Lawyers
Failing to treat a medical condition can lead to serious injury and even death. It is devastating to watch a family member or someone you love suffer the pain and injury that has resulted from doctor malpractice - especially when their suffering could have been prevented through diligent medical care and treatment. The personal injury attorney at the West Hartford law office, Weinstein & Wisser, P.C., knows the challenges you are facing. We offer supportive guidance and trained legal advice to help you pursue a medical malpractice claim following a doctor's failure to treat a specific medical condition. For dedicated and thorough medical malpractice representation, contact our West Hartford law firm and schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.
A doctor's failure to treat may be malpractice if the failure to treat was due to negligence or substandard care:
- Failing to perform necessary or correct medical tests
- Failing to treat a known medical condition in a timely manner or at all
- Failing to refer a patient to other specialists when the condition demands it
- Failing to advise a patient of all reasonable medical treatments available
- Failing to treat a patient due to lack of insurance
- Failing to recognize and treat heart attack or stroke symptoms in the emergency room
Even after multiple doctor consultations at various clinics a patient may go untreated. This may occur because the patient's complaints were ignored or a physician did not believe the patient had a fatal or serious medical disease and therefore did not test or treat for it. Whatever the circumstances, our medical malpractice attorney can assess your case and work with you to obtain compensation through a medical malpractice lawsuit. We have been representing victims of physician malpractice and hospital malpractice for more than 20 years and know what it takes to prepare a successful claim for financial recovery.
The Effects of Failing to Treat a Medical Condition
When doctors fail to diagnose or treat a condition early on, the patient is subjected to much harsher treatment when the condition is finally properly diagnosed. For cancer patients, chemotherapy or surgery may be necessary rather than a relatively simple course of radiation. In some cases, the doctor's negligence in failing to treat the patient can even result in the patient's wrongful death. For example, if emergency room staff fails to properly treat a patient complaining of chest pain or has suffered a head injury, the patient may be sent home later to have a heart attack or stroke - causing debilitating injury or death.
In certain cases, a doctor's failure to treat does not result in catastrophic injuries or death, but the effects are just as financially damaging. For example, failure to promptly treat a medical condition at the onset may result in time away from work to recuperate from an illness that doctors initially failed to diagnose. Regardless of the circumstances, we provide you with detailed case analysis and advice about moving forward with a medical malpractice claim.
The financial burden from lost wages and medical bills is overwhelming. When you or a family member suffers serious injuries as a result of medical errors, such as failure to diagnose or misdiagnosis, leading to a failure to treat a serious medical condition, you may be entitled to a financial recovery.
To speak with a knowledgeable Connecticut medical malpractice attorney, contact our law office, in West Hartford.