A doctor is allowed to write his/her medical opinion in the medical records. Also, without damages, a lawsuit would be fruitless.
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It depends on your proof. If the doctor was clearly stating a medical opinion, you probably have no grounds. Further, we have to look at actionable damages as a result of the statement. The fact that you have been refused treatment a "couple of times" or that you have to find a new treating doctor does not create a situation where you have been damaged enough to justify the cost of suing a doctor (who probably has a lot more money to defend the case than you have to bring it). The possible denial of SSI or future treatment is speculative, at present. I would try to correct your records or have other doctors opine that Superior Mesenteric Artery Syndrome can be so painful that patients MUST resort to drugs, if that is the truth. I do not think that your damages rise to the level where a lawsuit is warranted. I suggest, however, that you order you records and bring them to a local attorney for review and advice. Good luck.Ask a similar question
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