Once a doctor diagnoses you with a medical condition that needs treatment, you would hope to get it quickly. Yet sometimes, that is not the case.
Sometimes, a delay might not matter much, but it certainly does in some situations, and delayed treatment from a medical provider could have serious consequences.
Increased emotional distress
The longer that needed medical treatment is delayed, the more stressed you can become. The anticipation of an invasive procedure or surgery can significantly increase anxiety, affecting your mental health. It may also lead to additional symptoms that make it more difficult for doctors to diagnose you properly.
Also, if a doctor or healthcare provider delays needed treatment, it can worsen your medical condition. Delaying surgery for a few days may not seem like that big of a deal if you don’t have a life-threatening condition, but when treatment is delayed, it can become worse quickly.
The longer a doctor or healthcare provider puts off treatment and care, the bigger likelihood you will experience more serious issues and symptoms. In some cases, your condition may even become life-threatening.
When proper treatment is delayed, it means you may incur more costs related to your condition over time. This is because you may need emergency treatment or more treatment, which all results in more costs.
Do you have a medical malpractice claim?
Determining if you have a medical malpractice claim can be tricky, but it is worth looking into if your doctor delayed proper treatment for your condition. In some cases, you can recover monetary compensation for your losses.