Tips on Handling Negligent Doctors in Cleveland, Ohio August 27, 2012.

Doctors are under increased financial pressure to see as many patients as possible and as quickly as possible. This has resulted in some doctors not taking the time to listen to their patients. As a result, patients may be misdiagnosed, symptoms may be overlooked, or patients might be prescribed drugs without being fully informed of their options, making you the possible victim of medical malpractice.

If your doctor is not listening to you, he or she could be endangering your life. Your doctor’s inattention might make him or her miss something important, and you could suffer serious harm as a result. As such, it is important that you take steps to make yourself heard.

The first thing to do is make sure you are very organized and ready for your appointment. Make a list of specific questions and concerns you want to discuss with your doctor, and go through each concern patiently and calmly without getting emotional or upset. If you can do a little research beforehand to guide you to ask the right questions, it can be very helpful for your doctor. If you feel your doctor still isn’t listening to you, it may be time to find another doctor.

If your doctor’s inattention has led to you suffering some type of harm, you may have a medical malpractice case against your doctor. To learn more about your rights after a misdiagnosis in Cleveland, contact us at (440) 333-3800.