Civil Claims for Delayed Diagnosis
When you’re sick, you need answers as soon as possible about what’s ailing you. You don’t want to wait around for answers—you just want to be well. Unfortunately, a delayed diagnosis can lead to more trouble and more severe impacts from your illness.
Because of this, you may need to speak with your medical malpractice lawyer about filing a civil claim for a delayed diagnosis. Your lawyer at Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, can determine what you’re due and your best options for recovery.
Is a Delayed Diagnosis Medical Malpractice?
Your illness may have been the cause of your suffering, but that doesn’t mean your doctor is blameless. Doctors are supposed to do everything in their power to help you stay healthy. If they fail to do that because they are careless, they may be partly responsible for your suffering.
Let’s say your doctor noticed something abnormal while doing routine blood work. They may have chosen not to say or do anything. This lack of care may have led to your condition getting worse until you were sick and your life was on the line. When this happens, your doctor could in some cases be held liable for your injuries and suffering caused by your delayed diagnosis.
It can be hard sometimes to recognize medical malpractice, but we have the experience to help you do so.
Time Limits to Sue for a Delayed Diagnosis
When you’ve received a delayed diagnosis, you need to act fast to file your claim on time. In Kentucky, you only have one year to file a lawsuit if you’re hurt. If you don’t act within these time limits, your claim will be dismissed.
But there are exceptions to that time limit. For example, you may have had no way of knowing whether you had received a delayed diagnosis. In these cases, your time limits don’t start until you find out about the malpractice situation. That gives you more time to work with your Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, lawyer on your case and get answers before you go to court.
How a Lawyer Can Help
When you’ve suffered because you weren’t diagnosed quickly, you may be due funds. These funds should cover the extra medical help you need, the time away from work, and the suffering you experienced because of your injuries.
If the at-fault party or certain rules are standing in your way, your local malpractice lawyer is here to help. We understand the limits and laws that can impact your claim, making it tougher to get the money you need for your recovery. That’s why we offer tools and experience for those suffering because of a delayed diagnosis.
Seek Answers with a Malpractice Lawyer
If you received a delayed diagnosis, your lawyer can help you work out the details to get compensated when you’re hurt and suffering. Because medical malpractice cases can be so difficult, your lawyer is here to help you get evidence, take your claim to court, and overcome the suffering you experienced.
At Wilt and Thompson, PLLC, we’re ready to tackle your claim when you are. All you have to do is reach out for a free consultation when you’re ready. To do so, call 502-253-9110 or fill out the online contact form below.