WHERE TO CALL WHEN YOU HAVE A MEDICAL COMPLAINT
“If you wish to file a complaint against a physician, your options depend on who the physician is, the nature of the complaint and what you are seeking as relief,” explains ISMA (the Indiana State Medical Association) website.
- You’re disappointed and simply want to “vent”:
- As a first step, ISMA recommends contacting the physician directly, either in person or via telephone or mail.
- You want to take action against the physician’s license to practice:
- Complaints start with the Office of the Indiana Attorney General Consumer Protection Division. Contact them via email at https://www.in.gov/attorneygeneral/2403.htm
- or call 317 232 6330..
- You want to recover money you paid for services with which you are dissatisfied.
- Only the physician’s office or a court of law has the authority to return money to you.
- You want to correct medical records information you believe is incorrect.
- Under the Federal HIPAA law, any healthcare provider or health plan must respond to your request to amend information that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- You want to recover money for injuries you believe you suffered as a result of medical malpractice by the physician.
- You need to file a medical malpractice lawsuit in the courts. But, because the provision of medical care is a highly technical and specialized field, expert testimony is often required to establish the connection between the actions of the medical practitioner and the resulting injury.
At Ramey & Hailey Law, we know that medical complaints can be intensely personal and deeply emotional. With more than forty years of experience recovering on behalf of victims of medical malpractice, our mission is helping injured people attain the compensation they deserve.
When you have a medical complaint, knowing what you want is the key to knowing where to call!