Do I Have a Case Because My Condition Got Worse Due My Doctor Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist?

Do I Have a Case Because My Condition Got Worse Due My Doctor Failing to Refer Me to a Specialist? If your medical condition worsened because your doctor failed to refer you to a specialist, you may have grounds to file a medical malpractice lawsuit.

You may have a case if your condition got worse due to your doctor failing to refer you to a specialist. All doctors, health care providers, and medical facilities have a duty of care to act in their patient’s best interest. Often, it is in a patient’s best interest to receive treatment from someone who specializes in a certain condition or type of medicine.

A medical malpractice lawyer from Newsome Melton can help you pursue medical malpractice damages against the doctor who failed to refer you, causing you not to receive the treatment you needed and your condition to worsen. We can help you recover compensatory damages for the harm you have suffered. For a free consultation and case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 855-633-2757.

Your Doctor’s Duty to Refer You to a Specialist

The prognosis for recovery from a severe medical condition often relies on how quickly the ailment gets diagnosed and whether the patient receives prompt and proper treatment. The longer a condition lays dormant in a patient’s body, without receiving treatment, the more severe it becomes and the more difficult it is to cure.

Not all doctors are equipped to handle all medical situations. That is why the field of medicine is subdivided into dozens of specialties. A family doctor likely cannot remove a cancerous tumor or prescribe chemotherapy, for instance. But an oncologist or a surgeon specializing in the area of the body housing the tumor can. Your doctor’s duty of care is to recognize when you need to see a specialist and to refer you to one.

Consequences of Not Referring a Patient to a Specialist

When a doctor fails to refer a patient to a specialist, the patient can suffer harm in several ways. These include:

Any of the above situations may qualify as medical malpractice if a reasonable physician facing the same circumstances would have referred the patient to a specialist. At Newsome Melton, our medical malpractice lawyers can investigate your case and determine where your doctor’s actions fell short. We can collect evidence and build a compelling narrative showing that by failing to refer you to a specialist, your doctor committed medical malpractice.

To start the process today with a free medical malpractice case evaluation with a member of our team, call us today at 855-633-2757.

You May Be Eligible to Recover Substantial Compensation for Your Medical Malpractice Damages

If despite clear evidence that you needed the care of a specialist, your doctor failed to refer you to one, causing your condition to worsen, you may qualify for a host of medical malpractice damages.

A lawyer from Newsome Melton can help you receive compensation for both the economic and non-economic damages you have incurred because of your doctor’s negligence.

Your medical malpractice settlement may include money for:

To Receive a Free Consultation Right Away with a Member of the Newsome Melton Medical Malpractice Team, Call 855-633-2757

The medical malpractice lawyers at Newsome Melton are eager to hear from you and get to work fighting on your behalf. We can help you hold your doctor liable and recover compensation for the damages you have incurred. To receive a free consultation with a member of our team, call us at 855-633-2757.


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