When your doctor withholds information from you

March 15, 2022 | Crandall & Pera Law
When your doctor withholds information from you

It can be difficult not to trust your doctor in Ohio. After all, they are the experts and you are not. You rely on them to help you make informed decisions about your health, and when they withhold information from you, it can be difficult to know what to do.

What are the dangers of not being fully informed about your health?

When your doctor withholds information from you, it can have serious consequences. You may not be able to make the best decisions about your healthcare, and you may not be able to get the treatment that you need. In some cases, withholding information can even lead to death. For instance, imagine that you have a disease that is treatable, such as cancer. However, your doctor withholds information about the disease from you, and as a result, you do not seek treatment. The disease progresses and becomes terminal. In this case, the withholding of information led to your death. Also, there are other health issues, such as birth defects, that can be corrected if caught early.

What should you do if you're a victim?

If you are a victim of doctor withholding, there are steps that you can take. First, you should talk to another doctor. This will help you get a second opinion and may help you find out more information about your condition. You can also approach the doctor who withheld information from you and ask for an explanation. Finally, you can file a complaint with your state medical board. Usually, medical boards have a process for investigating complaints against doctors.

What if you want to file a lawsuit?

If the withholding of information has caused you significant harm, you may want to file a lawsuit. Just remember that you may need to prove that the doctor's actions were negligent in order to win your case. This can be difficult, but it doesn't mean that it's impossible. When it comes to your health, you should never have to worry about being kept in the dark. If your doctor is withholding information from you, take action and get the help that you need. You deserve to be fully informed about your condition and treatment options.