All newly minted physicians go through a learning curve. They have learned all the ABCs of medical science, and then some.
Life experience comes to us through dribs and drabs if we are fortunate, or it may hit us in the face all at once.
At times physicians must 'unlearn' best practices, ethics, and other ethereal values or face consequences.
At times bad manners, or poor judgment rather than a medical error results in a medico-legal situation. And there are many attorneys willing to help there, on either side.
Shopping for a Doctor Who 'Fits' - The New York Times
Second opinions are a normal part of my line of work. I specialize in rare diseases affecting the bone marrow, and feel privileged both to practice at a hospital where I can focus on these esoteric illnesses, and to be considered competent enough at what I do that people seek my input on their diagnoses and therapies. At the same time, I never discourage my own patients from seeking the opinions of others, as their conditions are unusual and serious, and frequently deserve advice from more than one doctor. It’s what I would ask for if one of my own family members became sick.