If your doctor won’t listen to you and your symptoms then the chances of them correctly diagnosing and treating you are fairly low. When it comes to your health, the last thing you want is to be seeing a doctor who won’t give you what you need in order to get better, and this can be very distressing. If you feel that your doctor isn’t listening to you, and you are getting worse because of it, here are some of the things that you can do to improve your situation and ensure that you are given proper treatment sooner rather than later.
- Disagree with them. If your doctor has diagnosed you with one illness or injury and suggested a course of treatment, but you believe that they are wrong in their diagnosis, you should absolutely say so and refuse to take the prescription that you are given until you are looked over more thoroughly.
- See another doctor. Although you may have your own GP, this doesn’t mean that you aren’t allowed to see another doctor within the same surgery. When you call to make your appointment, ask to be seen by another doctor, or go and make another appointment right away after your first appointment, but with someone else.
- Go private. This can only be done if you can afford it, but many people feel that they get a much better level of care from a private clinic simply because the doctors have more time to spend with each patient. If you are truly concerned, think about going private for this diagnosis.
- Ask for a second opinion. You can ask your own doctor to sort a second opinion out for you, and there is no shame in this. Your doctor should never refuse to allow you to speak to another doctor about something which is concerning you.
Making a North Warwickshire car accident claim
Medical negligence is not the only way that innocent victims sustain injuries and illnesses that were not their own fault. Road traffic accidents, accidents at work, and the most common of all, slip, trip and fall accidents happen every day to people who are not expecting them.
If you are injured for instance, in a road traffic accident that was not your own fault, you can make North Warwickshire car accident claims for compensation against the guilty party. If you were injured in an accident at work, you can make North Warwickshire work accident claims, and a slip, trip or fall accident could result in a North Warwickshire slip, trip or fall accident claim.
You should call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to talk to the team about making North Warwickshire car accident claims, and find out whether you qualify for compensation.
If you do, you will work with an experienced injury lawyer, who will work with you on a 100% no win no fee basis to get your no win no fee accident claim processed. Your lawyer will also work on your behalf, so you shouldn’t have to go to court.