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What can I do if I get into an argument with my medical doctor/provider?

We hate to see this as personal injury lawyers because doctors, physical therapists, and all medical providers are trained to record any notes that relate to your medical care. "I told Dr. Smith he did not know what he was doing" and I switched doctors, a client might tell us before we could explain that every word of this was not only recorded in the office notes, but may be recorded in a way that is stilted against you as the injured patient.

You should not tell your medical provider they simply "don't get it" because it will come back to haunt you, even if you think that you're right. Instead, you should see another provider if you must, but as lawyers, we counsel our client about switching medical doctors/providers too often or for no good reason.

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