Q: Should my sister sue her doctor for malpractice?
My sister is a mentally disabled and a breast cancer survivor. Her oncologist terminated her as a patient. She is still in active continuous care with drug therapy.
The nurse scheduler made appointments without contacting her or me. I am her source of transportation. We cancelled her recent appointment due to covid19 outbreak because she is high risk. It was a follow-up appointment.
The doctor sent a letter terminating her for us cancelling the May 22, 2020 appointment. We tried to reason with the doctor making an appointment after the covid19 risks lessen.
What are her rights?
This is something on which an Ohio attorney could advise best, but your post remains open for two weeks. From the brief facts provided, it isn't fully clear what happened in terms of misunderstandings or breakdowns in communication that may have been aggravated by the COVID-19 situation. When you ask about your sister's rights, they could depend on what the policy of the facility is, together with a more thorough review of the communications that transpired, including the facility's account of events. One option you have is to contact an attorney in Ohio to discuss the matter in detail.
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