I have a personal injury case and I don’t think my doctor is listening to me. Should I get a second opinion?
Talk to your lawyer before you get a second opinion. An experienced lawyer will have some knowledge of the doctor’s reputation and, after looking at the medical records, have a good idea whether the doctor is doing what he or she can to help you. Sometimes, there is nothing a doctor can do to help, and changing doctors only complicates your case.
That being said, both you and your lawyer want you to reach as full of recovery as you can. You may need to consult with another doctor to either reach that recovery or to have confidence that everything is being done for you that can be done, However, it is best to consult with your lawyer before seeking a second opinion.