Delayed diagnosis is the act of causing a delay in identifying symptoms or a condition. Sometimes this is done intentionally due to negligence on the part of a doctor, while other times may be due to poor communication between patient and doctor.
These cases can involve any malpractice, including gastric malpractice, slip-and-fall personal injury, medical malpractice, and even medical negligence.
If your doctor takes too long to diagnose your condition – and your health and well-being suffer as a result – you may be able to pursue a negligence claim against them. These types of personal injury cases involve more complex medical concepts than other types like car accident injuries, and therefore require more detailed analysis.