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Know the Lingo: When a Doctor Suspects Missouri Medical Malpractice

Posted by Alvin Wolff | Jun 28, 2013 | 0 Comments

You've been to many different doctors, and you're still having problems. In fact, you seem to be getting worse, not better. 

Unfortunately, medical health is not an exact science, and your doctor may have to try a few different methods before finding what works for you. 

However, if you're frustrated with the care that you've been receiving, it's also possible that medical malpractice is a cause. Other healthcare providers may confirm these suspicions.

A doctor may not come right out and tell you that they suspect a colleague of medical malpractice. Instead, they may subtly hint at their suspicions, whether knowingly or not.

Pay close attention if any other healthcare professional who is reviewing your condition uses any of the following words or phrases:

  • That's unusual
  • I'm surprised that…
  • Experimental treatment
  • Risky procedure
  • I've never seen…
  • Abnormal
  • I wonder why…
  • Many different medications

Keep in mind that a doctor's use of these phrases doesn't necessarily mean that your initial healthcare provider did something wrong. However, it might be a clue that something is not quite right, especially if you already suspect medical malpractice in St. Louis.

You may want to ask other healthcare professionals what they know about the doctor, team, or hospital that was involved in your initial care. Certain doctors and hospitals may have a reputation among their colleagues.

It may also be to your benefit to talk to an experienced St. Louis malpractice attorney. Often, lawyers know a bit about doctors' reputations as well, and they can certainly recognize the signs of malpractice.

To request a free consultation or to order The Guide on How to Pick a Lawyer, call Alvin Wolff at 314-241-2500 today.

About the Author

Alvin Wolff

Alvin has been in practice for nearly 40 years. During that time, he has handled over 7000 cases and claims and has tried over 100 cases to a jury verdict. Alvin handles all sorts of injury claims, from car crashes, medical malpractice, slip & trip & falls, to dog bites, incorrect prescri...


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