August 31, 2014
Continuing where Medical Malpractice Signs: 6 Things to Be Aware Of (Pt. 1) left off, here we will carry on our discussion of common warning signs of medical malpractice that people should know.
Additional Warning Signs of Malpractice
3. Your Doctor Can’t or Won’t Answer Your Questions
Although doctors and other medical professionals do only have a limited amount of time to spend with each patient, they should, nevertheless, give each patient an opportunity to:
- Ask questions
- Receive answers about their condition, its prognosis and where to go from there
- Express their concerns
- Leave feeling satisfied with this interaction.
When doctors seem to be giving intentionally vague and non-helpful answers or when they end up leaving the room before patients have the opportunity to ask them questions about a diagnosis or recommended treatment, these actions should raise red flags that people may be:
- Dealing with negligent, inexperienced or careless medical professionals
- Targets of medical malpractice.
4. You Aren’t Getting Better after Undergoing Treatments
Unfortunately, not every condition will improve with treatments. That being said, however, if you have been properly diagnosed and the appropriate treatments have been recommended, in general, your overall condition should not get worse (as long as, of course, the diagnosis is not cancer or some other terminal illness).
Therefore, if you’ve been diagnosed with a non-terminal, treatable condition and are receiving the recommended treatments (i.e., following doctor’s orders) but your condition seems to be getting worse, take action. Specifically, you should strongly consider:
- Asking your doctor about why your condition is worsening.
- Getting a second opinion to see whether it’s possible that your doctor got your diagnosis wrong or made any other mistakes in the course of your treatment.
For our conclusion to this blog series, be sure to check out the third part that will be posted soon!
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