When a doctor is not completely honest in their description of a situation, the patient is at rapidly increased risk. This is especially serious, given the fact that the job of these professionals is to protect the health of their fellow citizens.
The more that’s edited out, the more likely the patient is to be taken by heart-attack-like surprise later. Negligence to disclose details has resulted in multiple aggravated cases of organ cancers, heart attacks, and even meningitis in children. Often, this negligence has even been fatal.
How are you supposed to know what to expect without a warning, right? So if you chose to put your confidence in a particular physician to help you get better and they didn’t handle you with proper care, they should probably be penalized.
Examples of illegal medical negligence may include:
- Failure to ask certain questions.
- Failure to deliver test results to the appropriate lab.
- Using a false name for your condition.
- Insisting the condition is relatively minor or non-existent.
You might not be able to win against them if:
- Any problem you had going into the appointment was extremely likely to linger even long after treatment.
- Your service came from a professional who does not specialize in the body area affected.
- You were not completely honest with your physician.
- The condition is relatively vague.