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  1. #1 A case against of doctor 
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    But when doctor start to ask him some very personal questions (which according to my friend didn't have primary relation to the case of visit) he refused to answer for this question
    Since we do not know what those questions were and no one heard what was said your friend has NO chance in a court case.


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    When do we get to hear the doctor's side?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Stanley514 View Post
    One my friend recently had appointment with psychiatrist in hospital and got a situation. He said he spoke with doctor in benign manner and didn't start any conflict. But when doctor start to ask him some very personal questions (which according to my friend didn't have primary relation to the case of visit) he refused to answer for this question. After that doctor rose from his chair and in brutal voice said: "Then get out of my cabinet!". My friend fled. Do this case falls under medical malpractice case and could be charged in court? Even if my friend refused to answer for private question he was client of psychiatrist and may not respond for same question just because of his mental state or mental problems. The doctor was not private but government psychiatrist. Does it gives him right to treat patient brutally and refuse from farther consultation? Does anyone knows something about medical lawyer expertise? And if my friend applies in court what about proves and witnesses? He said that two persons were witnesses of what happened a medical practitioner and a registered head nurse. But what if they and neither doctor will agree to say truth in the court? Does my friend have any chances?
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    If your friend thinks being told to leave is treating people brutally than he probably needs to see a psychiatrist for his tendency to exaggerate and be more cooperative when he finds one.
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    Just spill burning coffee on your lap in the waiting room. Sue them for millions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Flick Montana View Post
    Just spill burning coffee on your lap in the waiting room. Sue them for millions.

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    If I try this and I lose the case can I sue you for bad advice?
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    How did your friend know the questions had nothing to do with the issue? Maybe they were just asking a broad spectrum of questions to figure out what was wrong. Maybe they, with a medical degree in psychiatry, see a link that your friend, who doesn't have one, can't see.
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    From what you keyboarded in:
    It seems that your friend is mentally ill.
    .......and, I'd hazard the guess that, that which he wishes to keep hidden is an important(key) part in understanding the nature of the illness.
    Absent that knowledge, the mental health professional has no knowledge from which to form a diagnosis.
    It is said that a lawyer who represents himself has a fool for a client. So too, the mentally ill who self diagnose, and predetermine what is and what did and what
    didn't have primary relation to the case of visit
    has made of himself a fool, while refusing acknowledging the knowledge of the professional.
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    Stanley I have reread your post several times to try and see if I've missed something, it does very much seem the way everybody else has called it. There really doesn't seem a lawsuit here, at least from what you've told us. The only thing I can discern is that your friend was either frightened or offended by the doctors tone, now I'm not in favour of litigiousness at the best of times but really here I just can't see any genuine grounds for a lawsuit.

    Perhaps you could try and explain the events that took place again, we might be missing something here, or get a more detailed account from your friend and post it.
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    I used to sell medical malpractice insurance and with the definition of med mal, this situation wouldn't fit.A doc has the right to refuse to treat a patient. This doc sounded like a jerk, but there is no law (unfortunately) for behaving like a jerk. Lol

    Here is an example of medical malpractice. Lets say your friend shares with a doc that he feels suicidal. The doc gives medication that has a known side effect that causes patients to feel suicidal. Even without trying to commit suicide, your friend could have a case. Because the doc was being negligent in this case.

    There has to be an action on the part of the medical provider, to dispense medicine or treatment that ends up harming or potentially could harm a patient. There are grey areas but kicking a patient out of his office, is well within this doctor's right.

    As a side note; there is something known as doctor patient confidentiality. Please tell your friend that if he is worried about sharing personal info, that is a law in place to protect patients. (If that was his reason for not wishing to share info)
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    I used to sell medical malpractice insurance and with the definition of med mal, this situation wouldn't fit.A doc has the right to refuse to treat a patient. This doc sounded like a jerk, but there is no law (unfortunately) for behaving like a jerk. Lol

    Here is an example of medical malpractice. Lets say your friend shares with a doc that he feels suicidal. The doc gives medication that has a known side effect that causes patients to feel suicidal. Even without trying to commit suicide, your friend could have a case. Because the doc was being negligent in this case.

    There has to be an action on the part of the medical provider, to dispense medicine or treatment that ends up harming or potentially could harm a patient. There are grey areas but kicking a patient out of his office, is well within this doctor's right.

    As a side note; there is something known as doctor patient confidentiality. Please tell your friend that if he is worried about sharing personal info, that is a law in place to protect patients. (If that was his reason for not wishing to share info)
    Had a friend who committed suicide after being prescribed a new medication for depression.
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    I'm sorry to read of that, babe. While doctors are human and they make mistakes, to me...these types of situations should never occur.A doctor should be extraordinarily mindful of the side effects of the medicine and treatment they provide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wegs View Post
    I'm sorry to read of that, babe. While doctors are human and they make mistakes, to me...these types of situations should never occur.A doctor should be extraordinarily mindful of the side effects of the medicine and treatment they provide.


    Doctors are human.

    It is our job to question them. I am learning that more and more, through recent losses, and with my own eye issues.
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    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post

    Doctors are human.

    It is our job to question them. I am learning that more and more, through recent losses, and with my own eye issues.
    It has been my own misfortune that many of them I have dealt with are "too human". joc
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    Quote Originally Posted by jocular View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by babe View Post

    Doctors are human.

    It is our job to question them. I am learning that more and more, through recent losses, and with my own eye issues.
    It has been my own misfortune that many of them I have dealt with are "too human". joc
    I am losing my glaucoma specialist to a grant for a discovery he has made in the treatment, though he keeps me....I am one of 60 patients a year he sees, but when his research becomes more and more involving, and it shall, he will kick me to the curb. He has always talked TO me not AT me.....people in any form of ANY walk in life to speaks at you and not to you and I don't gel. SO, last time, I saw him he kind of told me I have a year to pick another specialist at the research/teaching hospital....and he basically told me what I have to insist on. I appreciated that. *L* and he knows me well enough to know I am quite verbal and not afraid to question. I am also losing my cornea specialist who will head up the Cornea department of a facility back in Maryland. Kicked to the curb TWICE....and now....I have a cataract specialist, because of what the cornea specialist did and the glaucoma specialist did ....and if I lose him....as he only sees in clinic 2 days a month and surgery two days a month. Haven't met him yet. I hope to keep him at least through the next two surgeries for that portion of treatment and need to interview the other doctors. I am learning. They are fallible and human. It is our right to question them.
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