Sometimes, it’s in the best interests of both a patient and their physician when a doctor decides to no longer provide treatment. For example, perhaps the nature of a patient’s relationship with their doctor interferes with the doctor’s ability to treat them according to their needs.
However, sometimes, medical professionals will refuse to treat patients for illegal reasons. These patients can often recover financial compensation when this happens.
Do you believe you or a loved one has suffered because a doctor refused to offer treatment despite having no good reason for such refusal? Discuss your case with a Chester County refusal to treat patients attorney at The Weitz Firm, LLC if so. If you have a valid case, we can help you seek the compensation you’re owed.
There are various potential reasons a medical professional might decide to not treat a patient. Examples include (but aren’t necessarily limited to) the following:
There are instances when a doctor has the legal right to terminate a relationship with a patient in the United States. They must cite a valid legal reason when doing so. When a medical professional’s reason for not treating a patient is illegal, they are violating the Emergency Medical Treatment and Active Labor Act (EMTALA).
If a doctor has broken the law by refusing to treat a patient, said patient may be able to seek financial compensation for various losses they incurred as a result of a doctor’s refusal to provide treatment. Examples of such losses include:
Additionally, if a patient dies because a medical professional illegally refused to treat them, their surviving loved ones may have grounds to file a claim or lawsuit.
Knowing whether the reason a doctor has provided for not treating a patient is or isn’t legal requires a thorough understanding of the law. If you suspect a doctor who refused to treat you or a loved one did not have proper legal justification, schedule a consultation at our Chester County refusal to treat patients law firm. An expert will review the details of your case and explain your options.
If a qualified Chester County refusal to treat patients lawyer believes you have a valid case and you agree to hire them, they can improve your chances of arriving at a fair settlement with the insurance company by:
At The Weitz Firm, LLC, we’re dedicated to offering refusal to treat patient victims the representation they need. Learn more about how we can help by contacting us online or calling us at 267-587-6240.