Modern medicine offers hope for people with serious illnesses or injuries. With proper and timely treatment, doctors can fix many of the problems that ail us, allowing us to get better and return to our lives.
But all of the scientific and medical advancements in the world won’t help you if a doctor or other medical professional doesn’t take the steps needed to treat your condition. A physician’s failure to follow the appropriate standard of care in treating an illness or injury can allow a bad condition to become even worse, leading to lifelong disability or death. If you do go on to get the care you should have initially received, the avoidable delay can make your recovery much more difficult, painful, and expensive than it should have been or even worse, leave you permanently compromised or disabled.
Failure to treat is one of the most common forms of medical malpractice, inflicting unnecessary pain and hardship on thousands of patients and their families every year. If you are one of those patients, or if someone you love passed away because of a doctor’s negligent failure to treat an illness or health condition, you deserve compensation for the needless losses you’ve incurred.