How can delayed diagnosis impact my family?

When a child has cerebral palsy, it is best to find out sooner rather than later. An early or timely diagnosis can ensure that a child receives the medical attention that he or she needs. Delaying the diagnosis puts much more strain on families than is necessary. A delayed diagnosis can leave the child untreated and suffering even more from this painful birth injury. In addition, delayed diagnosis can lead to secondary complications from CP when the proper medical attention is not given to the child. Moreover, families can face hefty medical bills when the diagnosis is delayed, as additional treatment costs associated with the effects of a delayed diagnosis add up.

If your child’s cerebral palsy diagnosis was delayed due to medical negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation to help pay for the extra costs of treating your child. An experienced lawyer at the Driscoll Firm can help you understand your family’s legal rights. Call our offices at (800) 900-7704 today to discuss your case.

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