Choosing a good doctor is an important decision to make, because good care versus bad care could mean the difference between a successful recovery and having to live with an injury for longer than necessary. When you can trust your physician, you will feel more comfortable talking about your symptoms, making it easier for your doctor to accurately diagnose and treat you.
Your doctor plays an important role in your life, so do the proper research to ensure that you are making the right choice. According to a survey conducted by Consumer Reports, individuals who found their doctors through a friend or family member had the most positive experience. Some questions you may want to ask yourself are:
If you choose a doctor that treats you in a negligent manner, it could result in your serious injury or even death. Examples of physician negligence include:
When a doctor treats you negligently, it is medical malpractice. If you have been harmed by a physician’s carelessness, contact an attorney to assist you in pursuing your claim. You have options, and we can help you.
Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P.