Talking With Your Doctor About Lawsuits or a Lawyer’s Advice
A doctor’s job is to focus on your medical condition. In order to do that job, a doctor does not have to know about your workers compensation claim or your lawyer. Sharing your legal issues or concerns with a medical care provider should be unnecessary. Most doctors do not want to be involved in a lawsuit. Remember that whatever you say in confidence to a doctor is not confidential at all in a workers compensation claim. Insurance companies and the Virginia Workers Compensation Commission get to see your medical records.