We've all been there at some point. Sitting in a doctor's office, attempting to relay all the symptoms of our illness over a timeline that is hazed with sleeplessness and an achy fatigue. The doctor turns to type, recalls a humorous story that stems from one of your symptoms, pops a head out in the hall to relay something to a nurse or focuses on one aspect of your relay but seems not to absorb the remainder of what you describe.
Doctors are undoubtedly busy and likely slide into autopilot sometimes as they do their everyday job. However, what is routine and mundane to them is our livelihood, and by not appreciating the gravity of each case that presents itself to them, they are doing a disservice when they are then tasked with remedying the situation.
A prescription could be disastrous if written without complete consideration of what other medications a patient may be on and how they could potentially interact with each other. A medication that can have adverse side effects that are far worse than those it is intended to treat should come with as clear a warning. And if a doctor only hears certain symptoms and fails to diagnose accurately because of this, or fails to investigate fully before prescribing an incorrect medicine, then this doctor could be held liable.
If you have suffered at the hands of an inattentive medical professional, you may benefit greatly from reaching out to a South Carolina medical malpractice attorney. No one should suffer from medical treatment that is intended to effectively treat and cure what ails you. End the suffering and reach out to the attorneys at Furr & Henshaw.