Refusal to Treat Attorney
Have you had a hospital or physician refuse to treat you? If you answered yes to this question, you may be able to hold the medical professional in question responsible. While both state and federal laws vary widely on the issue of medical treatment denial, there are certain instances where you have the legal right to sue for refusal of treatment. If you are considering legal action against a doctor or hospital for refusing to treat you, we encourage you to contact a medical malpractice lawyer in any of our convenient locations, such as Beverly Hills, CA or Brownsville, Austin, Dallas, Fort Worth, or Houston, TX. Due to the complex nature of these cases, it is important you have a knowledgeable attorney from Rad Law Firm by your side. In most cases, refusal of medical treatment takes place in emergency rooms and urgent care clinics. Once an individual’s condition is assessed by a nurse or medical technician, the seriousness of their injuries are determined and they are seen by a doctor accordingly – or this is how it should go, at least. In the event a person with serious, life-threatening injuries is not provided the necessary medical care or if a doctor doesn’t treat the person at all, they may be held liable.
Where Is Your Doctor When You Need Him Most?
It is a doctor’s duty to treat a patient who is in need of care. If he or she abandons a patient in need of medical care without making reasonable plans for his treatment, it is not only unprofessional, but is considered medical malpractice. Examples of abandonment or refusal to treat include the following:
- Failing to transfer a patient to an appropriate level of care
- Failing to respond to calls from a hospital regarding a patient
- Refusing to care for a patient after admitting them
- Failing to treat a patient until new coverage is arranged
If you were denied medical treatment for illegitimate reasons at an emergency room or urgent care center, you may have the basis of a medical malpractice claim. These are extremely complicated matters and require the knowledge and expertise of an attorney who is familiar with the rules and legal system in itself. While it is true that private doctors do have the right to refuse treatment, there are numerous regulations and standards in place where refusal to treat is against the law.
Call us For a FREE Consultation Today
Sure, patients may refuse treatment. However, doctors have a duty to continue to treat a patient, except in limited circumstances. It’s important to know what conditions must apply for a medical provider to refuse treatment. This area of the law is constantly changing, which is why it is important that you retain the services of a medical malpractice attorney from our law firm. We at Rad Law Firm will review your history and help you decide whether or not your doctor’s refusal was legal or not. The issues are complicated – the way we help you is not. We are available today to talk for free and will do everything we can to ensure you understand your rights and, if possible, receive the compensation you deserve.
Don’t stall, make the call. we are here to answer all of your questions in a free consultation.
- From anywhere in the U.S. call us toll free at 800-598-1090
- In Dallas County and surrounding counties call us at 972-661-1111
- In Tarrant County and surrounding counties call us at 817-543-1999
- In Harris County and surrounding counties call us at 713-590-1111
- In Travis County and surrounding counties call us at 512-942-2324
- In Brownsville and surrounding counties call us at 1-800-598-1090
- In Beverly Hills & surrounding counties call us at 310-651-2690
- Or quick contact via contact form on the right.