An Overreaction or a Mixed-Up Doctor?

Jun 08

When you have a funny feeling that something’s not quite right with your body, your second step is usually to go to the doctor. I say the second step because most of us tend to do a quick search on the internet to find out if we have some rare, terminal condition. Of course, we realize that that’s probably not the case, and that’s when we make the trip to the doctor.

After taking your height and weight, the doctor asks about your family history. They’ll then run a battery of tests and scans on you. If you think it’s something as simple as strep throat or the flu, they’ll probably take your temperature and then swab the inside of your mouth. This is so they can take a culture and see what bacteria may be lurking in there. After, you’ll probably get sent home with prescription for antibiotics and a doctor’s note to take the day off and rest.

Sometimes our issues don’t have that clear of a solution. Certain symptoms are indicative of a larger problem, but present themselves as only being minor inconveniences. A lot of doctors can chalk headaches up to stress, caffeine withdrawal, or even a sinus infection.

They can send their patients home with little-to-no advice, and then the patient is forced to fend for themselves. This is an increasingly common problem with women’s healthcare. Severe cramps or other issues regarding menstruation get written off as the woman being “overdramatic,” and their doctor tells them to take ibuprofen and use a heating pad.

Polycystic ovary syndrome (or PCOS) and endometriosis are two different issues regarding the female reproductive system that often get overlooked.

When patients aren’t listened to, their health only deteriorates. Many choose to stop seeking care for fear that they’ll be ignored again. Hopefully, they’ll keep looking for a doctor who will actually take the time to sit down and listen to them.

Any doctor worth their salt won’t stop searching for answers until they find the solution. Sadly, this often comes at the patient’s expense. In the time it took them to find a decent doctor, the issue that was plaguing them will have had time to get that much worse.

This means that treatment will be more costly than it should have been, and sometimes the best doctor isn’t covered by the patient’s insurance policy. Chapman Injury Lawyers know how hard it is for a patient to cover their bills when their original doctor has failed to diagnose them properly. If you feel like your doctor wasn’t doing all that they could to help keep you safe, get in contact with an attorney that will listen to you and hold the doctor accountable for their malpractice.

A doctor’s poor oversight shouldn’t cost you your health or financial wellbeing. Just because your doctor has failed you doesn’t mean a lawyer will too. Fight for your own right to healthcare; not only will you be helping yourself, but you’ll also be protecting the next potential victim from a bad doctor.

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The Causes of Dog Bites

Jun 08

Dogs are common pets. But there is one disadvantage of having too many dogs in the neighborhood – the risk of dog biting accidents increases. It is good news that, according to the website of Habush Habush & Rottier S.C. ®, those who have been hurt in animal attacks such as dog biting have legal options, such as trying to get compensation for the damages.
It is reassuring that the legalities are on the side of victims, but why do dog bites happen anyway? They happen mainly because of three primary reasons. One, the dog has been provoked. Two, the victim has been reckless. Three, the dog owner or the property owner has been negligent. If you are filing a lawsuit, it is much easier to win if your case involves the third reason, especially if you did not do anything wrong.
Usually, this negligence of dog owners and property owners come in the following forms:

  • Failing to supervise the dog
  • Failing to tether the dog
  • Failing to ensure that the dog is tethered in a durable object
  • Failing to choose a tethering spot that is inaccessible to others

The first and second reason often go together. You can do reckless things that can provoke the dog. Of course, it is still possible that the dog owner or the property owner are held accountable, but you should not be going around and provoking dogs in the first place either.
Below are some of the things that dogs may find provoking, and they may respond by biting:

  • Intentionally or unintentionally hurting the dog, such as stepping on its tail
  • Running or other intense activities around the dog, as they may trigger hunting instincts
  • Trying to get its possessions, like food and puppies
  • Trying to get its master’s possessions, such as those in burglary instances

To avoid dog biting accidents, it is also important to know the physical signs that a dog is about to bite, such as the following:

  • Deep growl
  • Raised fur
  • Showing of teeth
  • Showing of the white of the eyes
  • Stiff body

In short, all parties should be responsible to avoid dog bites. Dog owners and property owners should make sure that their dogs are not going to attack, or at least not be able to reach their possible victim when they try to attack. Possible victims should also not try to provoke the dog and stay away, especially if the dog involved doesn’t know them.

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