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Don’t let your military doctor gaslight you!

November 4, 2022

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Medical gaslighting can cause harm – take steps to protect yourself!

Medical gaslighting is the experience of having your concerns dismissed by a medical provider. According to a respected doctor and professor of cardiology, “Gaslighting is real; it happens all the time. Patients — and especially women — need to be aware of it.” 

Not only is medical gaslighting frustrating, it can delay needed care and cause harm.  Our military medical malpractice lawyer can help you determine if you have been gaslit by your doctor.

From a recent New York Times article:

  • Your provider continually interrupts you, doesn’t allow you to elaborate and doesn’t appear to be an engaged listener.

  • Your provider minimizes or downplays your symptoms, for example questioning whether you have pain.

  • Your provider refuses to discuss your symptoms.

  • Your provider will not order key imaging or lab work to rule out or confirm a diagnosis.

  • You feel that your provider is being rude, condescending or belittling.

  • Your symptoms are blamed on mental illness, but you are not provided with a mental health referral or screened for such illness.

  • Ask questions.
  • Bring a support person.
  • Focus on your most pressing issue.
  • Pin down next steps.
  • Switch providers.
  • Appeal to a higher authority.

If you believe you were injured by a military doctor’s gaslighting, we can help.  You may e-mail us at LawHelp@MilitaryMedicalMalpractice.com, call us at 877-695-8757 (24/7), fill out the contact form on the right side of this page, or live chat with us on the web site.  Free, confidential consultation.  There is no fee unless we get a recovery for you.

Source & to read more: https://www.nytimes.com/2022/07/29/well/mind/medical-gaslighting.html

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