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When you have to file a complaint against your provider

On Behalf of | Oct 13, 2022 | Medical Malpractice

Even the best doctors in New Jersey make mistakes sometimes. But this makes it no less essential to file a complaint if your doctor put your health or life at risk.

The squeaky wheel gets the grease

It’s crucial to know how the complaint filing process works to use it effectively, ideally before you’re in the midst of it. You have to make sure your complaint reaches the right ear to ensure that someone does something about it. It’s harder to learn while you’re experiencing the ill effects of your doctor’s mistake.

Medical professionals and other healthcare providers of all sorts, no matter which field they’re in, all have one thing in common: They’re still human beings. This means they’re not infallible. In some cases, an honest mistake occurred that anyone could have made.

But sometimes, a provider acts in ways that fall outside of appropriate practices. Some inappropriate actions constitute malpractice and questionable ethics.

Quantifying quality care

Quality care is a complex concept that could involve any number of things depending on the type of care you are receiving and your medical problem. If you believe your doctor has mistreated you, it’s imperative that you bring the complaint forward. This isn’t just for yourself but also the countless others under the provider’s care in the future.

There are times when the best person to direct your complaints to is your healthcare provider. But there are other instances when you should take your grievance higher up the hierarchal ladder. A hospital administrator or the state licensing board may be able to help you if that’s the case.

Where you send your complaint relies heavily on the type of grievance that it is.