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Can I sue my (KP) doctor for acting rude and making me horrbily unconfortable during doctor's visit?

Chatsworth, CA |

She was Doctor (female) I was male maybe she acted that way to avoid doing exam for hernia which seem very likely do to her statements.
Kaiser Permanent is already looking into complain. Do i have a case? I walked out of visit and she was more than happy to cancel visit instead of seeing if I was really ILL from hernia?

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  1. If your complaint is merely that you perceived the doctor acted rude during your visit, you have no legal claim. You should continue to follow up with Kaiser's member relations for a final resolution to your matter.


  2. Poor bedside manner doesn't make for a medical malpractice claim. The purpose of a lawsuit is to obtain compensation for an injury. That means you must have an injury. Rude behavior at a clinic, though irritating, doesn't create a injury.


  3. Even if the events of this examination had resulted in an injurious act or omission, your membership agreement very likely provides for arbitration rather than civil suit.

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