I sat down a couple of years ago to interview Corey Malnikof to talk about lawyer to doctor referrals in Fairfax. Corey works at PalmerCare Chiropractic, and he wanted to share a warning to Virginia consumers about this issue. Corey and I have both seen a number of legal cases in Virginia get hurt because of a doctor's referral relationship with a healthcare provider (or vice versa).
While it is okay for your lawyer to possibly suggest a specialist to see for a major issue, you want to be wary if the attorney is sending all or most of his clients to a particular general practitioner. This can spell the "kiss of death" for your case, since judges will look unfavorably on this kind of relationship.
The issue is that there have been dishonest lawyers and doctors in the past who have created monetary exchanges for this type of work, which is extremely unethical.
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