Carelessness is a serious risk in any surgical or medical setting, but what about talking to patients about another provider’s carelessness? It’s not always a good idea for medical professionals to speak ill of one another, but for a patient looking to make a case, this can be a massive help.
Surgeons in high demand are likely well-trained and extremely cautious when performing operations. These individuals may stay up-to-date on the latest in the medical field, providing patients with the newest and best care.
Any surgeon can make a mistake and have a patient who has complications following surgery. These patients may move on to another doctor for treatment, and that’s where things can get complicated. If the medical provider knows that the previous surgeon made mistakes or was simply careless, he or she may say so. This could prompt a victim’s medical malpractice case, which is good for you if you’re the victim.
Having the professional opinion of a second surgeon support your belief that you were a victim of carelessness can help you win your court case. In many cases, having a professional speak on your behalf and explain, with expert testimony, what he or she would have expected from another colleague in the same profession can help. It could expose what kind of mistakes the surgeon made, why they could have happened and if other providers would have made the same mistakes.
Physicians don’t often criticize one another, but if they do, make sure you listen closely. There could be important information you can use in your case.