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Consultation Referral Errors

Doctors Should Know When Patients Need a Specialist

Medical science is complicated, and there are too many areas for any one doctor to ever become an expert in them all. While some doctors are general practitioners, many others specialize in unique types of disorders, body parts, organs and systems. If a doctor fails to refer a patient to the right specialist, or tries to treat an illness that is beyond his or her expertise, that patient could potentially die.

Doctors need to know their limits. When they go beyond their limits, when they fail to make timely referrals or seek specialist consultations, or when they ignore a specialist's recommendations, they put their patients' lives in danger. It is a risk that our society does not tolerate, and it constitutes medical malpractice and negligence.

Some mistakes are honest mistakes. But others are the result of lax oversight or lapses in concentration.

For more than 30 years, the attorneys of Watson & Carroll PC LLO have helped individuals recover compensation for serious medical injuries and wrongful death claims. Our law office provides experienced, focused and personal representation. To tell your story, please call 402-991-2100 or contact us online today.

When doctors handle cases that are beyond their expertise, they risk misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose; failures in recommending treatment; and failures in performing therapy. Our law office will carefully examine every stage of your medical treatment to determine exactly what went wrong. We handle cases involving doctors who:

  • Fail to seek timely consultations or make timely referrals when a plaintiff's problem grew beyond the physician's expertise.
  • Undertake care and treatment without the adequate and proper level of expertise.
  • Fail to follow a consulting physician's medical advice.

We can help you and your family recover the compensation you will need to recover from a personal injury or wrongful death caused by medical negligence or medical malpractice. Our goal is to help our clients live securely, and to hold doctors and hospitals accountable when medical negligence causes serious harm. To schedule a free consultation with Watson & Carroll PC LLO, call 402-991-2100 or contact our firm online today.

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