You put total trust in your doctor and other medical professionals, so it can be a shock when you learn that your doctor failed to treat you properly and you were harmed as a result. Failure to treat is a form of medical malpractice, and your doctor can be held liable for your injuries or worsened condition when they fail to treat a condition in a timely manner.

If you have been injured by a medical practitioner’s failure to treat you, then you need seasoned and experienced representation from a reputable Cleveland failure to treat attorney. Reach out to Paulozzi LPA and our team for a free consultation by clicking here or calling us at 1-800-LAW-OHIO. We are ready to fight for the fair and just compensation that you deserve for your injuries.

A rather surprising study conducted by the US Department of Health and Human Services found out that clinicians will use shortcuts or rules of thumb when diagnosing a patient with common symptoms. These types of shortcuts undoubtedly lead to a failure to treat illnesses correctly.

If you think you may have experienced a misdiagnosis contact us at Paulozzi LPA for the best Cleveland failure to treat attorneys. We strive to bring justice to you and your case day in and out. Our attorneys will guide you through the legal process and put all your stress at ease. You can rest assured our team will actively and aggressively fight for you. To schedule, a free consultation calls us at 888-529-6446.

What Are Examples Of Treatment Failures?

For victims who are suffering from treatment failures, it seems that the oath all doctors and physicians take which commands them to do no harm was all but forgotten. Treatment failures or another form of medical malpractice can take many forms when a professional fails to follow the established set of care guidelines for patients.

Failure to treat may take on several forms. A doctor or other medical professional may be guilty of failing to treat a patient if they:

  • Fail to assess the patient’s condition.
  • Fail to diagnose a disease or other medical condition properly.
  • Fail to render the correct diagnosis.
  • Fail to monitor the patient’s known condition.
  • Fail to order required or appropriate tests, including X-rays and imaging studies.
  • Failing to order appropriate post-diagnostic tests.
  • Fail to send a patient to a specialist if needed.
  • Fail to treat a medical problem in a timely fashion.
  • Fail to inform the patient about available treatment options.
  • Fail to render emergency care in the emergency room for patients with symptoms of stroke or heart attack.
  • Fail to communicate with the patient regarding the patient’s condition.

It is important to note that a poor outcome does not necessarily mean that a doctor or other medical professional was to blame. However, if a medical failure was the result of a medical error or negligence by the professional or if the doctor fails to render treatment to a patient with a medical condition, negligence may have occurred.

When a doctor or other professional fails to treat a patient’s condition, the condition goes unchecked and is allowed to continue. For example, a doctor fails to treat cancer, and a malignant tumor is allowed to grow, metastasize and move into other body parts, making it more difficult or even impossible to treat. If the doctor had ordered the right tests earlier in the patient’s life or not delayed treatment of the patient’s condition, the patient’s outcome may have been much more favorable. In this case, delaying treatment may have caused irreparable harm to the patient whereas early treatment could have stopped the condition before it worsened.

If you or someone you know has experienced any of the aforementioned examples of treatment failure it is important that you consult with one of our highly trained Cleveland attorneys at Paulozzi LPA. We do not take treatment failures lightly and don’t believe that you should either.

How Do I Know If Treatment Failure Occurred?

It can be tough to determine whether or not treatment failure occurred and sometimes requires review from an experienced attorney. That isn’t to say if a patient feels as if a medical provider has acted negligently they should not hesitate to consult us at Paulozzi LPA.

What Losses Can I Recover?

Under the law, victims of treatment failures or medical malpractice are permitted to seek compensation for many areas of loss. Past and future medical bills, wage loss, pain and suffering, and disfigurement. In the event you have a wrongful death claim, it is still possible to recover medical bills, loss of financial support for family members, and loss of companionship the deceased would have provided to family members.

Call a Cleveland Failure to Treat Attorney Today

If you are questioning whether or not you may be the victim of treatment failure let the Cleveland treatment failure attorneys at Paulozzi LPA fight for you. We have years of experience under our belts and support victims through the entire case. Treatment failures are serious accusations and claims that need our expertise. Call us now at 800-LAW-OHIO.

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