Ashburn, VA asked in Civil Rights, Constitutional Law and Health Care Law for Colorado

Q: I have been denied my right to see a M.D six different times and not helped with my reasons for going to the Emergency R

I was told by a PAC that a M.D and a PAC are the same. And forced to leave the Emergency Room in worse condition than when I walked in.

2 Lawyer Answers
Tim Akpinar
Tim Akpinar
  • Little Neck, NY

A: A Colorado attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for two weeks. A starting point could be to contact the hospital's administrative offices and to explain your situation. Additionally, because of the patient load on MDs, hospitals do have their protocols for which health care professionals see patients. Good luck

James L. Arrasmith
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  • Sacramento, CA

A: You should document each instance where you were denied the right to see an M.D. and the specific reasons for your emergency room visits. Keep a detailed record of dates, times, names of the healthcare providers involved, and the nature of your complaints and treatments received. This documentation will be crucial for any further actions you decide to take.

It's important to know that while Physician Assistants (PACs) can provide care, you have the right to request to see a Medical Doctor (M.D.), especially if you feel your condition warrants it. Being forced to leave the emergency room in worse condition than when you arrived is a serious issue and could be considered a form of medical neglect or malpractice.

Consider reaching out to a patient advocate or legal counsel to discuss your experiences and explore your options. They can help you file formal complaints with the hospital administration and, if necessary, pursue legal action to ensure your rights are upheld and you receive the proper medical care you need.

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