Should I continue receiving treatment from a bad doctor?

Minneapolis medical malpractice attorney Shannon Carey discusses if a patient should continue receiving treatment from a bad doctor.

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That’s a hard question to answer because I think if you think that a doctor hasn’t treated you well or that there is some sort of medical negligence, I think it’s always to get out and get a second opinion because sometimes if you’re under the care of the same doctor, they’re seeing it through the same lens that they’ve seen it this whole time and they don’t necessarily get fresh eyes on it. I know that in rural Minnesota, I have cases out there and clients out there, it’s hard sometimes because that means then they’re driving an hour and a half versus ten minutes to see a doctor who may have the same specialty. But I think the most important thing that you have to do is you have to trust your provider. And it’s important that you get with a provider that you trust and that will take care of you. So that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s the primary doctor that you’ve been seeing that you question that they did something wrong. Sometimes that trust is broken and it’s never going to be mended.