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Communication Breakdowns between Doctor and Patient

When Patients Don't Receive Critical Information

Communication between doctors and patients is critical. Patients assume that the information they receive from their doctors is accurate and complete. If a doctor fails to warn about the potential side effects of a drug, fails to recommend further testing after an ambiguous test result, or fails to let the patient know which symptoms to look out for, then the patient could potentially die.

Not all miscommunication between doctors and patients constitute medical negligence or medical malpractice. Sometimes, however, a doctor's mistakes or omissions clearly violate the medical profession's "rules of the road" for ensuring patient safety. If you or a loved one suffered injuries as a result of a doctor's miscommunication, we can help.

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.

Our law firm will closely analyze the progress of your medical treatment in an attempt to determine if anything went wrong, and how. We have extensive experience handling medical negligence and medical malpractice claims arising from doctor-patient miscommunication, including situations that involve the failure to:

  • Tell patients what they can do to prevent illness or complications.
  • Warn the patient about specific symptoms they may experience that will require the attention of a doctor.
  • Tell patients when they need a follow-up exam.
  • Warn of possible toxic effects of drugs and dangerous drug interactions.
  • Obtain informed consent before undertaking a procedure.
  • Explain the risks of refusing treatment.
  • Consider health information provided by family members.
  • Make sure the patient follows through on the doctor's orders.

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

If a doctor's miscommunication led to an avoidable serious illness or death in your family, you may be able to recover compensation. To schedule a free consultation with Watson & Carroll PC LLO, call us today at 402-991-2100 or contact our office online.

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