Medical care providers have a responsibility to ensure their patients are receiving proper care and are not put in harm’s way when such circumstances could have been avoided. Unfortunately, for various reasons, from pure negligence to incompetence, some doctors and other such professionals don’t fulfill this responsibility. Patients can be harmed or even lose their lives as a result.
One way a doctor may not serve their duty is to refuse to provide a patient with the treatment they need. If you believe you were harmed or a loved one passed away because a doctor refused to provide treatment or ended the patient-doctor relationship for no legitimate reasons, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses (such as medical bills, loss of income, etc.) by filing a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Schedule a free consultation with a medical malpractice lawyer to review your case if you suspect you have justification to take legal action. At The Weitz Law Firm, LLC, our Norristown refusal to treat the patient’s attorney will determine if you should pursue compensation. If you do decide to file a claim or lawsuit, we will also fight aggressively to maximize your chances of collecting what you may deserve.
There are instances when a doctor may not be committing an infraction when they choose not to treat a patient despite being requested to do so. In general, though, Pennsylvania’s applicable laws require that doctors only refuse to treat patients if they have valid legal excuses.
The reasons a doctor might refuse to treat a patient can be wide-ranging. Examples include (but are not necessarily limited to) the following:
It’s not always easy to immediately determine if a doctor’s reason for not treating you was legally sound. This is one of many reasons it is wise to consult with a Norristown refusal to treat patients lawyers if you think you might have a valid case. An expert with experience handling such cases can let you know if a doctor’s reasoning for not treating you or a loved one is protected under Pennsylvania law. They can also cite legal precedent to show that a doctor violated the law when refusing to provide treatment, which is essential when seeking compensation.
At The Weitz Firm, LLC, our Norristown medical malpractice attorneys have successfully helped numerous clients like yourself receive proper compensation when doctors unfairly decide not to offer medical treatment.
We will work hard to optimize your chances of recovering what you may be owed. Get started today by calling our offices at 267-587-6240 or contacting us online.