When a patient develops an infection, it’s crucial for medical care providers to act with reasonably urgency to determine a course of treatment. In many cases, infections can spread quickly and drastically worsen when not properly treated. If a patient is left without a proper diagnosis or treatment options by their doctor, their condition may rapidly worsen and they may be at risk of even more serious health problems.
Complications from Delayed Care for an Infection
When treating an infection, time is a major factor in determining how well a patient can be expected to recover. If a doctor fails to make a prompt diagnosis or to take the necessary steps involved in providing necessary treatment, they may seriously endanger their patient. Their negligent delays may be responsible for the following complications:
- Spread of the infection throughout the body
- Worsening condition of already infected areas
- Organ shut-down
Depending on the type of infection and how severe it is, a person may be subjected to more drastic treatments after being subjected to delays in treatment or diagnosis. In some cases, treatment options like amputation may be avoided by a hastier response to an infection.
If you or someone you love has suffered because of a doctor’s lack of quick diagnosis or treatment for an infection, financial compensation may be available to help cover the medical bills, out-of-pocket expenses, lost wages, and other financial costs linked to that medical mistake. At the Cottrell Law Office, our legal team believes in fighting for the rights and interests of those who have been victimized by medical malpractice. To learn more about how to prepare a claim after a medical malpractice injury, call 800-364-8305 today.