People know their own bodies and know when something is not right. Unfortunately, getting some medical providers in California to investigate can often prove challenging. By the time the issue is found, the damage already done may be severe. What can you do if a delayed diagnosis has caused you or a loved one harm?
You may have legal recourse in this type of situation. An attorney can help you file any claims applicable in your case. After you file your claim, you may be able to successfully negotiate a fair settlement without ever having to set foot in a courtroom. If negotiations fail and pursuing litigation is thought appropriate, your attorney can help you take our case to trial. If you prefer alternative dispute resolutions methods, mediation or arbitration may also prove effective.
Why bother taking legal action?
A delayed diagnosis can result in permanent injury or death. It is not something to take lightly. The financial, physical, and emotional losses it can have on you and your family can be extreme. While filing a legal claim may not get you relief overnight, in time, it can help you achieve compensation for your economic and noneconomic losses. It can also help you receive some level of closure, knowing the responsible party was held accountable.
The sooner, the better
The sooner you take action after suffering injury or loss due to a delayed diagnosis, the better. The state of California only gives you so much time to pursue medical malpractice claims. The good news is, you don’t have to navigate the legal process on your own. To learn more about how an experienced attorney can be of assistance to you, please take a moment and visit our firm’s website.