What do I do after an adverse outcome from medical treatment?

The first priority is your health. Make sure that you are now getting the right treatment to try and correct any problem.

If you’re not comfortable with the medical advice or treatment you’re currently receiving you are perfectly entitled to seek a second opinion. Feel free to ask your GP to refer you to another practitioner, hospital or clinic.  Alternatively, consult a new GP.  There is nothing wrong with doing that.  It’s important you see someone within whom you have trust and confidence.

You could also seek information and support from others – whether from friends or family (perhaps they could ask the difficult questions you may not be comfortable asking) or from specialist support groups. Another option is talking to your GP or other trusted medical advisor about what has happened to see if they can help.

Seeking legal advice is also an advisable step.   Find out early the steps you should take to protect your interests.  Call us now to learn more.

 

By |March 12th, 2016|Comments Off on What do I do after an adverse outcome from medical treatment?

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