Hospitals are busy places. Anyone with a pressing medical concern will visit one of these institutions for immediate assessment and treatment. Therefore, they often seem to be bursting at the seams with patients. However, no matter how busy a hospital may be, its workers need to prioritize patients based on the seriousness of their conditions and treat them accordingly. When this doesn’t happen, dangerous and life-threatening delays in treatment may occur.
The Tacoma delayed treatment lawyers of Fuller & Fuller understand how damaging a delay in treatment can be. As a malpractice victim, you deserve to recover compensation for your pain, suffering, and losses. To speak with an attorney about your options, call our offices today at 800-570-4878.
Why do treatment delays happen?
Hospitals need efficiency and capable, competent workers in order to deliver timely treatment to all hurting patients. Unfortunately, however, not all institutions boast these attributes. Hospitals that possess inexcusable and dangerous inefficiencies are more prone to making the following, treatment-delaying errors:
- Incorrect diagnoses
- Failure to monitor patients adequately
- Mishandling important charts and documents
- Miscommunications between physicians
- Inexcusably long wait times for incoming patients
- Failure to properly read test results
Patients who are suffering from particularly aggressive conditions are placed in serious danger when there are delays in their treatment. Delays in cancer, HIV, stroke, heart attack, and psychological treatments can make the difference between life and death.
If you or someone you love has been a victim of an unreasonable delay in treatment, then you may have the right to recover damages from the party at fault. Contact the Tacoma medical malpractice lawyers of Fuller & Fuller at 800-570-4878 to learn more about getting the aggressive representation you need.