In any injury case, it is essential to stay in close contact with your doctor. Open communication with a medical professional can increase your chances of winning a case. It is not just how you communicate, though. You should give careful consideration to what you communicate about. Being honest with your doctor and asking the right questions will make the most out of your appointments.
At Christensen & Hymas, we strive to help our clients every step of the way. With this in mind, we want to help you communicate effectively with your doctor. Here are 3 questions for your doctor during an appointment.
Questions for your Doctor
Is This Test Safe and Necessary?
Your doctor will likely want to run tests to gauge the severity of your injury. Most of the time, this is a good thing. However, some tests are not totally necessary, and may be very expensive or dangerous. Carefully consider if tests are safe and necessary before consenting to them.
Can I Afford It?
As we mentioned above, some tests can be very expensive. The same goes for medicines and treatments. You can often receive tests or medicines that are just as effective and cheaper. It is important, however, to not sacrifice quality of treatment to save money. Make sure you are getting what you need to recover from your injury.
Am I Better Off Without It?
Some medical tests can carry risks. Compare these with their benefits before making a decision about what to do.
The experienced personal injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas know what it takes to win a personal injury case. We regularly work with doctors to ensure that our clients receive the best and safest medical care available. These questions for your doctor will help you do just that.
If you are injured and believe you may have a case for compensation, please contact us. We will do all we can to meet with you at your convenience. To help you get started, we offer free copies of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Utah Accident Case. Order a copy today and start learning how to build a successful case!
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