Toledo, OH asked in Health Care Law for Ohio

Q: Can I sue a Dr for telling me I'm a burden and that I have too many issues?

I went to my Dr to get med refills and hoping for lab work due to not feeling well,long story short. My Dr got upset cause I hadn't seen him in a while and after he went through meds to refill I was telling him of issues at hand I was having and he rudely stopped me from what I was saying to tell me I was a burden and had too many issues. I was kinda in shock cause I thought you go to your Dr for issues but then to be told I was a burden was enough. I walked out of the office and will never go back. I ended up in ER for a severe case of diverticulitis. What I got from my Dr is that he's more worried about stretching out appts to make more money than the actual true health and welfare of his patients.

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Andrew Popp
Andrew Popp
  • Estate Planning Lawyer
  • Cuyahoga Falls, OH
  • Licensed in Ohio

A: "Can I sue a Dr for telling me I'm a burden and that I have too many issues?" - No, that does not support a lawsuit.

You can sit down with a medical malpractice attorney to review his care and treatment and see if he was negligent. If you failed to abide by his orders and failed to follow up with him however, you may have to live with the consequences of your actions.

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