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Compensation for delayed treatment
Compensation for delayed treatment

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Delayed Treatment

Delayed treatment is a broad term which can arise as a result of a medical professional’s failure to diagnose a condition, which has ultimately led to a delay in treating it or, if the condition has already been diagnosed, the medical professional’s failure to act on the findings quickly enough.

A claim for delayed treatment may be brought if the delay in treating a condition has led to further suffering. Once diagnosed, a medical professional is required by law to put a treatment plan in place as soon as realistically possible to ensure that every effort is being made to treat the medical condition. If they don’t, this is classed as a negligent delay on their part and you could be entitled to make a claim for compensation.

Delayed treatment describes any case where sufficient action has not been taken to treat a condition at the first possible opportunity. This could include cases where delayed treatment has occurred due to a medical professional diagnosing a condition but failing to refer a patient for treatment quickly enough. It also covers cases where a GP or other medical professional has failed to prescribe medication to a patient at the earliest possible stage or respond to test results quickly enough. All of these cases delay treatment in some way and as such could have serious consequences on an individual’s suffering.

At Mercury Legal Online we have helped many victims of delayed treatment and their families to claim compensation for delayed treatment. We understand that this will be an incredibly difficult time for you and your family and appreciate that discussing some aspects of the case will be very difficult for you to bring up. With this type of claim, the compensation amounts awarded can help to fund any further treatment needed as a result of initial delays. If you or your loved one think you may have a claim for delayed treatment and you’d like to discuss your legal options, give us a call on 0800 122 3130 or contact us online here.

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