The popularity of television doctors has boomed in recent years. The TV doctors are charismatic and entertaining. On some subjects – exercise and diet, for example – they offer a lot of helpful, sensible information. But when the subject is your own medical condition, the advice you need probably will not be handed out by a TV doctor. You must be seen by a real physician and examined in a real doctor’s office or medicinal facility. As medical malpractice lawyers, we know that when it comes to heart and lung diseases, kidney diseases, and other serious, long-term medicinal conditions, you simply can’t rely on the doctors you see on television.
Patients struggling with heart, lung, or kidney disease don’t need inaccurate, imprecise medicinal advice from TV physicians or from real-life doctors either. In fact, if you have been misdiagnosed, wrongly diagnosed, or prescribed the wrong medicine, you may be a victim of medical malpractice. If so, discuss your case at once with an experienced Pasadena medical malpractice attorney. If your medical condition has deteriorated because of malpractice, you may be entitled to reimbursement for your added medicinal treatment as well as compensation for your unnecessary suffering and pain.
The American Medical Association (AMA) is in the process of issuing disciplinary and ethical guidelines for television physicians. The guidelines will insist that television doctors abide by professional medicinal protocols and disclose whether their advice is based on published evidence or personal opinion. The AMA is also recommending disciplinary actions for media physicians who offer suspect medicinal advice.
“The Doctors” and “Dr. Oz” have about six million regular viewers. Many follow the recommendations and report health benefits. But if you struggle with a serious, long-term medical condition, you need more than a sound bite. You need to see a doctor, and if you are a victim of medical malpractice, you need justice. Don’t delay. If your medical condition has deteriorated because of a misdiagnosis or an inappropriate treatment, speak immediately to our medical malpractice law firm. We can fight for your rights and for the compensation you need.