Connecticut Medical Malpractice: The Human Factor in Delayed Diagnosis
When discussing Connecticut medical malpractice, delayed diagnosis is often a reason for a patient’s life-changing diagnosis, permanent injury, and even death. In Connecticut medical malpractice, your attorney is tasked with proving that there was a deviation from the standard of care in treating you or your loved one. Recent analyses of delayed diagnosis has cited that the human factor is one that cannot be ignored when investigating a medical malpractice case.
This recent research has found that the human factor can exist in many situations including:
- Failure to properly triage a patient when they first visit the emergency room.
- Failure of the laboratory to perform testing in a timely manner.
- Failure of the doctor to properly follow up on delayed laboratory results
- Misinterpretation of x-ray films
The research points to personal and human factors that cause delays in diagnosis. While these are certainly issues to be addressed, human life is still at risk in a healthcare setting. If you or your loved one question your delayed diagnosis and whether it could have been caught earlier, find out if you have a medical malpractice case. Our team, comprised of a doctor/attorney, Bob Messey, and a nurse/attorney, Gayle Sullivan, will begin an immediate legal and medical investigation into your case.