Misdiagnosis or Delayed Diagnosis 

If a doctor makes a misdiagnosis or delayed diagnosis of diabetes, this can prevent a patient from receiving treatment for a significant amount of time which puts them at high risk for complications.  

If gestational diabetes goes undiagnosed, the mother and child are both at risk for complications. Not managing blood sugar levels can result in organ damage, coma, or even death. It’s vital to get the proper diagnosis and receive treatment at the earliest stages of the disease to prevent these types of complications.

Lack of Communication 

Lack of communication between health care professionals and patients often causes severe consequences. If a patient isn’t properly informed of their condition, the necessary treatments, and any other measures that can be done to keep the disease controlled, they can experience long-term complications. 

If a physician doesn’t suggest follow-up visits or monitor the potential for the disease when it’s still in the pre-diabetes stage, the condition can progress and worsen. Frequent, detailed communication is critical for chronic disease stability and management. 

A Medical Malpractice Lawyer Can Help With Your Case

When dealing with the complex legal system of medical malpractice, it’s essential to have the expertise of a knowledgeable attorney. This legal counsel determines the degree of fault and handles every aspect of your case, adhering to the rigorous filing timeline, providing continuous guidance, and even representing you in court, if necessary. They ensure your rights are respected and secure the fair settlement you deserve.

Robert Norfleet
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, car accident, wrongful death and personal injury clients.