A recent poll shows that 70 percent of Americans do not feel the need to get a se-cond opinion on a diagnosis they have just received from their doctor or healthcare provider. However, the attorneys at Miami firm Hannon Legal Group know from their extensive experience in handling medical malpractice cases that getting a second opinion can have a huge impact on your healthcare.
Doctors do misread tests from time to time, especially when it comes to serious diseases like cancer and heart problems, and infections like sepsis. Getting a se-cond opinion can get you the treatment you need or keep you from having to un-dergo unnecessary procedures or surgery for a problem you don’t even have.
Yet many people are reluctant to seek a second opinion for fear of offending their doctor. They shouldn’t be. Most doctors encourage, even welcome, other opinions.