If you are suffering from an injury or illness, in order for you to get back to your everyday life you will need to be diagnosed and treated sooner rather than later, and offered the very best treatment you can get. Most doctors will be trying to do this right away, so that you can make a start on your recovery. However, doctors are only human and will sometimes get things wrong, including diagnosis and treatment. If you think that your doctor isn’t listening to you, meaning that you aren’t getting the treatment that you need, you should definitely be doing something to ensure that you do get listened to.
- Be honest. When you are talking to your doctor, make sure that you are giving them all of the information that they need to hear, all of your symptoms and the times of day and so on that you are suffering. Don’t leave anything out because you are shy about talking about it, as this is what is going to help your doctor to diagnose you. Your honesty should make them more inclined to listen closely as well.
- Disagree. Don’t feel that you aren’t able to disagree just because your doctor has medical training. Although your doctor is trained to diagnose, only you are in your body, and only you know if what they are describing matches up with your experience.
- Go back again. If you have been diagnosed and prescribed medication, but don’t feel that this medication or diagnosis actually fits with what you are going through, feel free to go back to your doctor as many times as you have to, until you do get a diagnosis you can trust.
- Ask for a second opinion. Never feel intimidated to tell your doctor that you want someone else to look at your case and give you another diagnosis. Your doctor might not like it, but your health is more important.
You should think about making North Somerset car accident claims
You can think about making North Somerset car accident claims if you think that your doctor’s negligence has led to a serious complication in your condition, or even an injury that you otherwise wouldn’t have sustained. North Somerset car accident claims cover accidents and negligence of all types, and can ensure that you are awarded the compensation you are legally entitled to.
Accident Advice Helpline has over 10 years’ experience with personal injury claims, and will be able to provide you with an experienced in house personal injury lawyer, working on a 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ basis on your accident claim, to get you the compensation you deserve. Call the helpline on 0800 689 0500, or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile to find out more about the claims process, and make a start on your ‘no win, no fee*’ accident claim.
Date Published: 16th November 2014
Author: David Brown