How concerned should I be that my doctor isn’t listening to me?

On Behalf of | May 1, 2016 | Medical Malpractice

When physicians agree to take people on as patients, they are implying a standard of care that they will provide to you. If you feel that a standard is not being met, you have reason to be concerned. If your doctor does not listen to you when you discuss your symptoms or if your doctor doesn’t request a list of current medications, you could find yourself in trouble.

Usually, there is no malicious intent. The doctor may simply be complacent and used to prescribing medications without issue, yet he may have never had a patient taking the specific medications and doses that you are on.

When this is the case, you could be in grave danger. When medications are mixed, they can conjure significant adverse side effects resulting in death or serious calamity. Your physician holds the responsibility of informing you of all of the possible side effects and complications that could result from the use of a prescribed drug.

If you have taken a bad drug and believe you have suffered adverse consequences, you may have reason to pursue damages. Doctors pay high premiums for insurance to cover them for just such occurrences, so they may not feel the pain of paying out the damages. However, bringing a doctor’s negligence to light may cause him or her to be removed from practice either temporarily or permanently and may result in a more attentive and cautious doctor.

If you believe you are the victim of doctor negligence, you may have a clear path for recompense. A South Carolina medical malpractice attorney may be able to offer significant help.


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