When doctors leave health plans, patients can be left scrambling to find
a new physician. Finding the right doctor can be difficult enough, but
getting to know that doctor and trusting them is even harder. How can
you develop a relationship of trust with a new physician?
It can take years to find the right doctor, and even years after that to
feel like you have a solid relationship with that doctor. Unfortunately,
changing insurance models and health plans are causing doctors to move
around more than perhaps ever before. Your doctor might make a change
to leave your health plan, what happens then? Unfortunately, it may be
difficult, if not impossible, to follow your doctor to a new plan.
We aren’t doctors here at Paulson Coletti, but we do work with them
frequently. One of our firm’s areas of emphasis is
medical malpractice litigation. Far too often, we hear from people who were harmed by a medication
that didn’t work for them or a certain type of procedure –
but we can’t help them.
Medical malpractice cases can only stand up if there is evidence of negligence
on behalf of a doctor, hospital, or other type of healthcare provider.
When negligence results in harm to a patient, we can take action. Medical
malpractice cases may not stand up when patients are injured because they
failed to disclose certain medical history or symptoms to their physician.
When we say trust your physician, we mean tell them everything –
even if you think it may not be relevant. Doctors need to know everything
about your symptoms and your medical history to make an accurate diagnosis.
While it might be embarrassing to disclose certain symptoms to a friend
or family member, you cannot hide things from your doctor.
It can be difficult to get to this level of trust with any doctor, especially
a new one if you’ve recently had to switch due to insurance coverage,
but it is absolutely necessary. Doctors still make mistakes, and when
they do, our attorneys may be able to help. These cases are incredibly
complex and best evaluated by an attorney experienced in this field of
law. Call Paulson Coletti for a
free legal evaluation if you believe you, or a loved one, was harmed by a doctor’s negligence.