It Is Imperative That Doctors Consult With A Specialist
A doctor’s failure to call a specialist can occur for a number of reasons, but none should amount to an excuse when a patient’s suffering could have been prevented by simply making the correct referral on time. Practicing medicine is a high-stress occupation, but we depend on our doctors to be experts. When your primary care physician cannot provide the best answer to your ailment or medical condition, he or she should refer you to a specialist who can better diagnose and treat your condition.
An Example Of A Failure To Refer To A Specialist
Thereafter, if your physician suspects heart or blood vessel disease, you should be referred to a cardiologist who will also likely work with other specialists to perform necessary tests. If your cardiologist decides that you need surgery, he or she should refer you to a cardiovascular surgeon. A failure to refer at any level could have catastrophic consequences.
The Breslin & Breslin Way
At Breslin & Breslin, our Bergen County-based attorneys have handled failure to refer claims and other medical negligence claims for decades throughout New Jersey. We work closely with medical experts to determine causes of injuries and how they could have been prevented. If medical negligence was a factor, we help our clients pursue maximum compensation for injuries and recovery.
We dedicate ourselves to building solid cases capable of victory in court. We are aggressive, compassionate advocates for our clients. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation with a lawyer at 201-546-5881 or toll free at 866-986-2056 in Hackensack.
Committed To Your Recovery And Prevention
Our team is committed to holding negligent parties accountable for errors, which works to help prevent similar errors from affecting other patients in the future. We are also committed to our clients’ short- and long-term recovery.
Legitimate excuses not to refer a patient with a potentially consequential health condition are few and far between. Our attorneys are ready to litigate, trial-tested and willing to aggressively advocate for your best interests.
We will pursue compensation for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, rehabilitation and long-term care, if necessary.