3 Tips For Dealing With Your Physician in a Connecticut Personal Injury Case

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3 Tips For Dealing With Your Physician in a Connecticut Personal Injury Case

Posted by Richard P. Hastings | Nov 23, 2015 | 0 Comments

When insurance companies evaluate your Connecticut personal injury case, they consider your medical care and treatment and how the injury has affected you. In order to increase the value of your case, it is important to keep in mind a number of points. Insurance companies thoroughly examine an injured party's medical records. It is extremely important to make sure that all of your injuries, symptoms, problems, and restrictions on activities are expressed to your health care professionals so that these factors are recorded in your records.

Tip #1

Although a physical examination and various tests will follow, the first step in your proper care and treatment is your initial description of your symptoms to the doctor. It is a good idea to prepare a full and accurate statement in advance of your appointment, in writing if possible, rather than waiting to organize your thoughts when you are disrobing in the doctor's office. The added anxiety of the office environment may make it more difficult for you to clearly and accurately describe your problems. You should also be prepared to give your doctor your complete medical history.

Tip #2

If you wish to minimize the amount of time you must wait to see your doctor, you should ask for either the first appointment in the morning or for the first slot after the doctor's lunch hour. Although a physical examination and various tests will follow, the first step in your proper care and treatment is your initial description of your symptoms to the doctor. It is a good idea to prepare a full and accurate statement in advance of your appointment, in writing if possible, rather than waiting to organize your thoughts when you are disrobing in the doctor's office. The added anxiety of the office environment may make it more difficult for you to clearly and accurately describe your problems. You should also be prepared to give your doctor your complete medical history.

Tip #3

You will want to choose a primary care doctor who conveys a sense of genuine concern, interest, and involvement in your medical treatment. This should be a doctor who instills a sense of confidence in you. Your primary care doctor will function as the “gatekeeper” who grants or blocks access to specialists. Choosing a good primary physician could become vital in your ultimate recovery. Even if you are satisfied that you have chosen a good physician, if you feel you are being unjustly denied the services you need, don't be afraid to request and, if necessary, fight for them.

To find out if your doctor is board certified and that his or her certification is up-to-date, call the American Board of Medical Specialties at 866-ASK-ABMS and inquire about your doctor's status. You can also go on state sponsored websites, such as the Department of Public Health, to research your doctor's credentials and whether or not they have had any medical malpractice actions filed against them.

Contact us at 888-244-5480 if you have any further questions. We have knowledgeable and experienced Connecticut personal injury attorneys and accident lawyers that are here to help you during this confusing time.

About the Author

Richard P. Hastings

Attorney Hastings concentrates his practice on personal injury and litigation. Devoted to helping those who have suffered some type of wrong, Richard P. Hastings concentrates his law practice on personal injury law.

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