Toronto Delayed Treatment Lawyers
When we seek medical attention for an injury, pain, or any other kind of abnormality, we expect medical practitioners to care for us with expert precision and care. We also anticipate a correct diagnosis and prompt treatment, but that is not always the case. Medical malpractice can occur in many ways, all of which can negatively affect your health. One form of malpractice we do not often consider is delayed treatment. Delayed treatment occurs when a physician does not attend to your ailments in a timely manner, resulting in additional problems for your health.
Physicians are liable for the effects of their actions and patients need to hold them accountable for their wrongdoing. If you are the victim of delayed treatment, you can recover compensation for the damage to your health and well-being, as well as resulting financial burdens. At Mazin & Associates, PC, our Toronto medical malpractice lawyers understand how stressful it can be not to receive immediate treatment. We are devoted to helping our clients throughout the legal process, making it as easy and straightforward as we possibly can.
Effects of Delayed Treatment
When a patient does not receive necessary treatment within a reasonable amount of time, it not only defies their trust for the medical care provider, but it often leads to negative health effects. Depending on your original illness, condition, and the amount of time your treatment was delayed, the effects could range from minor to extremely serious. In a general sense, the common effects of delayed treatment include the following:
- Extended time of illness
- Worsened illness
- Longer recovery time
- More time away from work and without income
- Increase in medical bills and expenses
These effects cover what happens most commonly. In the worst-case scenario, delayed treatment can lead to a minor illness becoming severe or even fatal. It is the responsibility of your doctor or physician to provide you with proper care, and when they do not, it becomes their responsibility to deal with the consequences.
Contact a Toronto Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one is dealing with injury or worsened conditions as the result of delayed treatment, contact a personal injury lawyer. As the victim, you can recover damages for the medical expenses, loss of income, physical pain, and suffering you are dealing with because of your physician’s negligence. At Mazin & Associates, PC, we are focused on getting our clients the compensation they deserve. Contact our office today at (416) 625-2122 to discuss your case.