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When deciding whether to follow your doctor’s advice, please consider the following:
1. It is very important for your health that you receive consistent treatment for your injuries and that you follow all of your doctor’s recommendations.
Your doctors are in the best position to determine what amount and course of treatment will help you reach maximum medical improvement. Stopping treatment early may jeopardize your ability to recover 100% from this accident. Even if you plan to return to treatment at a later time, your body’s ability to fully recover may be compromised if you do not receive completed consistent treatment during the months following the accident.
2. It is very important for your case that you receive consistent treatment for your injuries and that you follow all of your doctor’s recommendations.
Insurance companies and courts will often treat a failure to follow all of your doctor’s instructions and advice as evidence that you are not injured. If you regularly miss doctor’s appointments, insurance companies and courts will assume that your injuries are very minor and it could compromise the amount you receive at the end of the case. If you stop treatment before your doctor discharges you, the insurance company and court will assume that you are 100% recovered as of the date you stop treating and there is very little evidence to convince them otherwise.
3. Your body’s ability to recover should dictate how long your case takes.
The last thing you want to do is rush your treatment faster than what your body needs. Often, clients are eager to resolve their case faster than their bodies are able to recover. This is a mistake. Once the case is settled, it cannot be reopened. If you decide to go back to treatment after your case is over, you will not be able to include that treatment in your case and you will likely have to pay for that treatment out of your own pocket. If you take the proper amount of time to fully treat and recover from this accident, the value of your case is likely to be higher than if you prematurely cut treatment short.
4. If you are still in pain when you are discharged, let your doctor know and let your lawyer know.
It is important to create a clear record of your injuries and all of your symptoms up to the time you stop treating. If the doctor does not record the fact that you are still in pain when you are being discharged, then it will be very hard to argue that fact with the insurance or with the court. This could also compromise the amount you receive at the end of the case. If your pain returns it is important to notify your doctor and your Maryland injury lawyer immediately.
Please keep in mind that every case is different . No outcome is guaranteed. To learn more about the value of your case, please contact one of our Maryland Personal Injury Attorneys.